Ocmulgee River bluff closed during search for Warner Robins man

lfabian@macon.comApril 8, 2013 

As the search for a missing Warner Robins man enters its second week, the Bibb County Sheriff’s 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 Sheriff’s 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.

The Telegraph is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service