Gallia man found dead in golf course pond

Staff Report

WAVERLY — A Gallia County man was discovered dead Tuesday at a golf course water feature in Waverly.

According to information published by the Chillicothe Gazette, the man from Gallia County was identified as 63-year-old Charles Hill. Officials first discovered him before calling 911 and contacting the Ross County Sheriff’s Office to come to Dogwood Hills Golf Course. Information claimed Hill was discovered drowned in a pond southwest of the clubhouse, between two holes of the course.

Reportedly, Hall’s son contacted 911 around noon.

According to the Gazette, Hill was in the pond to collect golf balls with his son before drowning. Divers pulled him from the water as he still wore his diving suit and breathing gear. Hill’s reason for drowning is still to be determined.

The Chillicothe paper reported Hill as being an experienced diver. Hill’s body was discovered at roughly 1:30 p.m. by dive crews and about 50 feet from the back and 18 feet below water.

The Ross County Coroner was called to the scene to investigate.

Staff Report