Ferry man found dead along creek

THE body of a 38-year-old Martins Ferry man was found at the mouth of Big Wheeling Creek shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Wheeling Police and detectives are investigating the death. The man has been identified as Hysel Lee Gibson.

A person using the trail found the body lying on the bank of the creek and contacted 911.

The cause of the man’s death is unknown, but drowning has been ruled out. The investigation is ongoing.