Search on River Suspended Due to Weather

11:28 AM, Apr 5, 2013   |    comments
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Weather has caused the search for a missing man to be suspended Thursday.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis told 13WMAZ that searchers hope to resume their work Friday. Davis admitted that is questionable because rain is still in the forecast Friday, as well.   

Bibb County Sheriff's Department Lt. Sean Defoe says the man is 24-year-old Aaron Austin Cross.

On Wednesday, around 1:50 p.m., Lt. Paul Edwards said searchers believed they'd found the area where Cross's body might be found. They narrowed the search down to a 75-by-40 foot area.

Investigators used cadaver dogs Wednesday to look for signs of Cross.

Edwards says the search was narrowed to a specific area indicated by the dog and handler, which the Department of Natural Resources will drag.

Search and rescue teams suspended the Tuesday search after a full day of searching 7:30 p.m. because currents were too strong and it was getting dark. 

A Warner Robins woman and her family were grilling Monday at Amerson Water Park when a second group arrived.

Adena Davidson says about five minutes later a man took off his shirt and tried to swim across the river.

About halfway across, he said he was "frozen" because the water was cold.

A friend jumped in after him and tried to pull him back but couldn't.

The swimmer then went under and disappeared, she said.


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