Possible drowning investigated at Barkcamp beach

BELMONT — Multiple agencies are searching for a person who is believed to have drowned at Barkcamp State Park.

Belmont County sheriff’s Chief Deputy James Zusack confirmed at about 1:30 p.m. today that a drowning may have occurred at the park. He said no victim had been found at that time.

In addition to sheriff’s deputies, members of the Belmont and Lafferty volunteer fire departments and the Belmont County Emergency Management Agency are at the scene. Responders are searching in the area of the beach.

We will bring you updates on this situation as they become available.

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