As of Tuesday morning, Avery officials continued to search for a man who drowned at Elk River Falls.

Divers searched the waters near Elk River Falls until dark Sunday evening, and then again on Monday. 

WSOC TV reports that the man was in his 20’s from Ohio and was visiting the area for a wedding. The report said he went under while wadding at the bottom of the falls. Media reports indicated more than 50 individuals have been involved in the search. 

Elk Park Fire, Linville Central Rescue Squad, Mitchell County Dive Team, Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue, Avery Sheriff’s Office and Avery Emergency Management are all involved in the operation.