Man found deceased at barge repair facility

Beth Sergent - [email protected]

HENDERSON — A Gallipolis Ferry man was found dead Saturday after an apparent fall at the Amherst Madison Boating Company in Henderson.

According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Department, Michael L. See, 40, was found deceased on the steel deck of the dry dock.

Sheriff Greg Powers said it was reported See left the galley of a boat and fell, going over the railing and landing on that steel decking. Powers said See’s body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Charleston for an autopsy which is standard protocol, but foul play is not suspected. Powers said as of Monday afternoon, he had not heard any news from the medical examiner’s office.

Initial reports were that deputies were called to Amherst to retrieve a body from the river, though these were unsubstantiated with Powers clarifying, See was found on the dry dock with deputies dispatched to Amherst in regards to an unresponsive male found at that location. Deputies and other officials spent the remainder of the weekend notifying family before officially releasing See’s name on Monday.

See was reportedly an employee at Amherst and a graduate of Point Pleasant High School. Following the news of his death, several friends began posting tributes on his Facebook wall offering condolences to his family.

Beth Sergent

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