Racine man identified as missing kayaker

Staff Report

ATHENS — A Racine man has been identified as the missing kayaker first responders in Athens County are continuing to search for in the Hocking River.

According to the Athens County Emergency Management Agency, on Sunday search and recovery operations continued on the Hocking River in Athens for Steve Lippson a 40-year-old male, from Racine in Meigs County.

Lippson has been missing since approximately 2:07 p.m., Saturday, July 8, when six kayakers were swept over the Whites Mill water fall in the Hocking River. Five of the kayakers were rescued by emergency responders or rescued themselves from the water. Rescue crews spent Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday searching the river for Lippson.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available. The last update on this story was posted Sunday.

Information for this article provided by Athens County EMA.


Staff Report