DEFIANCE Authorities were using search dogs to find a 29-year-old man missing since Tuesday when he attempted to swim across the Auglaize River, according the Defiance County Sheriff s Office.
Eric Flory, 29, of the county s Noble Township, was reported missing at 5 p.m. Tuesday, after attempting to cross the river with a friend 15 hours earlier, the sheriff s office said.
Mr. Flory s companion, Jorge Tenorio, 29, of Defiance, told police he swam for a short distance, but turned back.
Mr. Flory apparently continued to try to swim the width of the river, which police estimated to be about the length of a football field.
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