Kokosing River Update

Search teams resumed recovery efforts on Friday morning for a missing man on the Kokosing River near Caves Campground. Personnel from the Eastern Knox County Fire District, Fredericktown Fire Department, Ohio Special Response Team, Ohio Division of Watercraft, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and the Knox County Coroner’s Office were on the scene.

            At approximately 10:45 am, 40-year-old Mark Booth of Mount Vernon was located along the riverbank approximately 4,500 feet downstream from where he was last observed. The Knox County Coroner’s Office is assisting in the investigation, and an autopsy is scheduled.  

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