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Body identified as missing South Point man

Published 10:05am Tuesday, August 7, 2012

 

SOUTH POINT — The body of a man recovered from the Ohio River Saturday has been identified by authorities as a Randale Maynard, 73, of South Point.

The body was pulled from the river at approximately 4 p.m. by rescue crews from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and Ceredo Fire Department.

Earlier on Saturday, rescuers had been searching for Maynard, who was reported missing by his family at approximately 8 a.m.

Maynard who suffered from dementia, had apparently wandered away from his home early on Saturday.

The man is believed to have slipped down the river bank into the Ohio and drowned.

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