Search For Man Closed State Park For Hours

April 24, 2014
By

The search for a man that was feared to be a danger to himself forced officials to close sections of Versailles State Park for hours and ended with a single gunshot.

The 41-year-old man is currently in critical condition at University of Cincinnati Hospital for injuries sustained from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities were first notified Tuesday afternoon that the man may have been at the state park and possibly suicidal.

A search was conducted around bike trails, hiking trails, the fishing area and campground of the park. Police had to stall search efforts due to darkness until Wednesday morning. Portions of the park were restricted temporarily to protect the public.

Police say they found a man matching the description of the subject at the beach house restroom around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

When conservation officers approached the man and asked for identification, he walked back into the restroom. That’s when authorities say they heard a single gunshot. First aid was performed and he was transported the Cincinnati hospital.

The investigation is still under investigation.

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Jan
15
Fri
all-day BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
Jan 15 – Feb 15 all-day
The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
Feb
14
Sun
all-day Three Parish Mission
Three Parish Mission
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
The parishes of St. John in Osgood, Immaculate Conception in Millhousen and St. Maurice in Napoleon will co-host a three day mission led by Fr. Jim Farrell.  The theme of the mission will be “Mercy: God’s Gift.”  Fr. Farrell is currently pastor of Pius X Parish in Indianapolis and is also Director of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis. The retreat schedule and topics will be Sunday Feb. 14 at St. John’s – “Encountering God’s Mercy in the Scriptures;” Monday Feb. 15 will be at Immaculate Conception – “Experiencing God’s Mercy in the Sacraments;” and Tuesday Feb. 16 at St. Maurice – “Carrying God’s Mercy Forward- Giving What We Have Received.” All talks will begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed by opportunities for Confession and Anointing of the Sick.  Refreshments and opportunities for fellowship will also be available in the parish halls.  Please come, bring a friend and join us for this perfect beginning to Lent.
7:30 am Valentine’s Day Breakfast & Raffle @ St. Nicholas Church
Valentine’s Day Breakfast & Raffle @ St. Nicholas Church
Feb 14 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
A Valentine’s breakfast and raffle will be held on February 14 from 7:30 am – 12 noon at St. Nicholas Church in Sunman.

View Calendar