Family members began looking for him when he didn’t return home on Saturday.
Marion County EMA Director, Steve Lamb, said Ables never returned home on Saturday. That’s when family members became worried and started searching for him.
After finding his Jeep Cherokee and not him, that’s when they called 9-1-1. He was found about a mile away from his Jeep and near a bridge.
“Very tragic accident especially on Father’s Day. Apparently he was walking out and just fell in the dark,” Lamb said.
First responders are calling the incident a tragic accident. They said Ables’ Jeep got stuck and he apparently walked off when he suddenly fell off a bridge sometime on Saturday night.
It was a tough day for family members especially on Father’s Day.
“He had a father. In fact, his father was here at the scene. We’re here to help people to try to bring closure to any situation. Of course, we’d like it to be a better result,” Lamb said.
It’s unclear why Ables was in the area. Neighbors said it’s concerning hearing about the situation.
No foul play is suspected. Ables’ body will be sent off for an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.