Police: Man, 23, drowns after going into Scioto River


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man has drowned after authorities say he tried to swim in the Scioto River in central Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2ar0oRa ) reports Columbus police were called to the river at Griggs Reservoir Monday night. They say a 23-year-old man waded into the river and went underwater after stepping from a shallow area of the river into deeper water.

The man was pulled from the river and pronounced dead.

Authorities didn’t immediately identify the victim.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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