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Ross County Missing Kayaker Body Found in Water


ROSS COUNTY – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says they have found the missing kayaker who went missing on the Paint Creek River Sunday evening.

The man was last seen around 6 pm, Sunday when he fell into the water with jeans and a sweatshirt on. The person who called 911 said that he was swimming to shore when he disappeared.

Crews have been on scene since in shift searching for the mans body,

Ross county sheriff shared the news that shortly before 1:00 p.m. today divers from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team recovered the body of 46 year old Marc Stephens.

Mr. Stephens was located in Paint Creek in the area of the 300 block of Falls Road.Mr. Stephens was involved in a kayaking accident on 03/21/2021.Sheriff Lavender wishes to express his appreciation to the numerous agencies involved in the search. Mr. Stephens in is the care of the Ross County Coroner’s Office.