On Thursday, June 6, 2019, at approximately 5:04 pm the Knox County Dispatch Center received a call concerning a possible drowning on the Kokosing River near the Caves Campground. A 42-year-old female that was holding onto a branch was rescued, however, 40-year-old Mark Booth of Mount Vernon who was also in the water could not be located. A group of four people had been tubing on the river when the incident occurred.
Personnel from the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District and Fredericktown Fire Department responded with dive teams and boats to search the area, however, they were unable to locate the missing male. The search will resume on Friday morning.