Authorities searching for missing Georgia man last seen at High Falls Park

Northeast Alabama

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – Multiple agencies are trying to find a man who was last seen swimming in High Falls Park Monday afternoon.

High Falls Park Director Cody Oliver confirmed Chad Dylan Black, 35, was swimming around 3:40 p.m. with a friend who later contacted authorities after losing track of him.

DeKalb County EMA Deputy Director Michael Posey said the EMA was coordinating search efforts yesterday, which also involved park leadership and the Grove Oak Fire Department.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said crews will resume searching for Black once water levels allow.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Office and park staff, Fischer Rescue Squad, Geraldine Rescue, Geraldine Fire, and DeKalb Ambulance Service will assist once search operations resume.

Black weighs approximately 200 pounds and has blond hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie, and a red shirt underneath.

Anyone with information on Black’s location should contact the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at (256) 845-3801.

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