Indiana man drowns in Scioto County

Published 3:10 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Man fell from log while fishing

The Scioto County Sheriffs Office reported that a man died after crowning in Brush Creek on Sunday.

Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman said 911 received a call at about 6:59 p.m., stating Henry Hmung, 38, had fallen into Brush Creek, between the Tatman Coe and McDermott Pond creek split area.

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Thoroughman said deputies, along with emergency medical squads, responded to the scene.  Deputies learned that Hmung had been fishing with a friend when he fell from a log.  He attempted to get to the water’s edge, when the current pulled him under.

Thoroughman stated that the Portsmouth Fire Department and Police Department assisted with a boat, drone and dive team.  They retrieved Hmung’s body from the bottom of the creek, approximately two feet from where he went under.