Search resumes on Ocmulgee River missing Warner Robins man

lfabian@macon.comApril 5, 2013 

Officers from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources were back on the Ocmulgee River before 9 a.m. Friday looking for a man who presumably drowned Monday afternoon.

Aaron Cross, 24, wanted to swim the river one last time before moving to California and struggled in the cold water, his friends said.

Thursday’s rain suspended the search due to dangerous conditions and currents.

The water level has risen more than two feet since Thursday morning and was at 13.23 feet as of 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Searchers have used sonar and cadaver dogs to try to locate the Warner Robins man who was lost in the water near Amerson Water Park.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Lt. Sean DeFoe said another team of cadaver dogs was expected Friday to make sure crews are searching the right section of the river.

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