18-year-old drowns at Rocky Fork Lake State Park

Chris Whiting (Source: Facebook)
Chris Whiting (Source: Facebook)

HILLSBORO, OH (FOX19) - Emergency crews pulled the body of an 18-year-old man from the water at Rocky Fork Lake State Park in Highland County Tuesday afternoon.

A spokesperson from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says that the man, identified as 18-year-old Chris Whiting from Hillsboro, was pulled from the water near the lake at North Beach at the State Park. According to the ODNR, this area is not designated for swimming.

Whiting was taken from the park to the Highland District Hospital in Hillsboro, where he was pronounced dead.

A spokesperson from the ODNR says that there has been no indication of foul play, but an autopsy has been ordered.

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