The search began at dawn this morning, starting at the
Washington Street Bridge and on down the Muskingum River to the confluence, as
well as a section of the Ohio River.
The new Marietta fire and police boats are in use, as are
watercraft from Williamstown and Vienna. Divers from the Little Hocking fire department dive team are helping,
as are firefighters from the Warren Township with a high-powered sonar unit. Cadaver
dogs from West Virginia are being used, both on the water and along the shores. The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources is also involved, with most of the Ohio River being in their jurisdiction.
Marietta Police Captain Jeff Waite says the shore and water search is not
based on any tips or specific
information about Travis. Waite says that, despite a continuing
investigation, police have gotten "zero new information" about the missing sailor
since that last sighting at the Lafayette on February 12.
Carl Austin Travis is 22 years old…stands five feet seven
inches tall…weighs 140 pounds…has brown hair and blue eyes…and usually wears
Anyone with information that might help in solving his disappearence would be greatly appreciated by first responders and his
If you have any information, call Marietta
Police at (740) 373-4141.