Officials: Man dies after jumping into Licking River

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Harrison County say a 57-year-old man has died after jumping into the Licking River.

Local news agencies report Harrison County Search and Rescue officials confirmed the body of Steven Bell was recovered from the water Sunday afternoon.

Officials were called in Saturday night for a possible drowning after witnesses saw a man jump from Robinson Dam and never resurface.

County search and rescue chief Rejeana Craft says Bell was swimming with friends when he jumped off the dam.

Crews spent several hours looking for Bell that night. The search resumed Sunday morning.

His body is being taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort for an autopsy.


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