As the search for a missing Warner Robins man enters its second week, the Bibb County Sheriffs Office is closing part of Amerson Park.
Only immediate family members will be allowed at the bluff near where 24-year-old Aaron Austin Cross went under April 1 in the Ocmulgee River, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriffs Office.
Sheriff David Davis consulted with NewTown Macon and concluded crowds were hampering the search and rescue efforts over the weekend, the release stated.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department continued to search Sunday, but have not been able to locate Cross, who wanted to swim the river one last time before moving to California to be near his widowed mother.
Searchers are expected back on the river shortly after daybreak Monday.