GROVE CITY – Several agencies have been on the scene and have launched a water rescue yesterday into the Darby Creek area in the area of the Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park area around 5 pm yesterday. Now that rescue has become a recovery according to sheriff’s department.
According to Grove City police, they were called to the Alkire Road and Gardner Road area for the rescue in the Little Darby area.
According to Franklin County Sheriffs office 3-men waded into the creek and lost their footing just south of the canoe launch located in the 84-hundred block of Alkire Road. Two men made it out safely, but a 23-year old man was missing.
Franklin County has launched sonar and divers into the water.
“Heavy rainfall over the past few days has made the streams and rivers deeper and more volatile with currents,” said the department.
Earlier today crews launched an effort to find the man and around 2 pm today the body of the man was recovered. Name of the man has not been released