Nicholas County man’s body pulled from river

The body of a Nicholas County man was pulled from a the Licking River on Wednesday night, an official said.

Nicholas County Emergency Management Director Calvin Denton said the man’s body was pulled from the river near Abners Mill Road in Ewing at about 7:30 p.m. The man lived at a nearby residence.

Denton said the man’s wife came home after work and found her husband’s fishing pole near the river. Officials said they thought the man slipped while he was fishing, but they are still investigating.

The victim’s name was not immediately released.

McKenna Horsley: 859-231-3197, @mckennahorsley