UPDATE (5:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6): Mason County Sheriff, Corey Miller, says search efforts are ongoing but they’re working to bring in more equipment “due to the size and nature of the pond.”

Deputies say they need special equipment to start extracting sludge from the pond.

Officials are also not releasing information on who the man is until he’s “recovered and positively identified,” according to Sheriff Miller.

MASON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Mason Sheriff Corey Miller says crews are searching for a man who fell into a pond at the ICL plant in Mason County, West Virginia.

The sheriff says the man went into the water Friday evening. 

His investigator at the scene confirms so far search efforts have been unsuccessful. 

Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department was also on the scene.

According to ICL’s website, the company is a global manufacturer of products based on minerals used mainly in three markets: agriculture, food and engineered materials. ICL also makes fertilizers, bromine and flame retardants