Worthington Man Identified as Person Who Died at Bailey’s Ford Park

Authorities say the man who was found dead at Bailey’s Ford Park on Monday was from Worthington.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says 82-year old John Derga was found facedown in Spring Branch Creek at the north end of the park. Authorities say Derga had apparently been fishing, with his fishing pole and ballcap found along the edge of the bank just upstream from where his body was found.

The depth of the water in that area was around one to two feet, with numerous large rocks along the bank.

The Sheriff’s Office says they’re not sure if Derga fell into the water or suffered a medical emergency.

Funeral services are pending.

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