TIPP CITY, Ohio (WDTN) – Crews have found the body of a man reported missing in Tipp City Sunday.
Chief of Emergency Services Cameron J. Haller said the body of 28-year-old Cody Caraway, of Troy was found around 3:10 p.m. Tuesday.
Multiple resources were used to assist with the search including side scan sonar, underwater sonar, K9 units and divers.
“The recovery efforts were greatly enhanced by our mutual aid resources,” said Haller. “Tipp City Fire & Emergency Services would like to thank all the departments and personnel involved in the
recovery operations over the last two and one-half days.”
Haller said authorities received a call around 7:49 p.m. Sunday about a missing person. The caller said Caraway went fishing at the pond at the Tipp City gravel pits on 2900 E. State Route 571 and did not return.
When crews arrived, they found a car on scene and began searching the ground area for evidence of a person in the water. Drones from the Vandalia Fire Department and an Ohio State Patrol helicopter were used to assist in the search.
Haller said crews searched until 11 p.m. Sunday and went back out Monday at 8 a.m.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources crews found two fishing poles, a single shoe and a tackle box around 11 a.m. Monday. Haller said the gear indicates that a person may be in the water. The search has now been deemed a recovery mission.
Haller urges people to wear a life jacket while fishing.
“The water is cold,” said Haller. “Cold water transfers heat away from the body tremendously fast. If you are going to go fishing, we implore you to wear a life jacket at all times.”
2 NEWS will update this developing story as we receive more information.