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River Rescue Pulls Man From Ohio River

Date: January 14, 2021
Incident Type: River Rescue
Location: Ohio River
Summary:

UPDATE: The male pulled from the Ohio River has been pronounced dead. His identity and the cause/manner of death will be released by the Medical Examiner's Office.

 

ORIGINAL POST: Pittsburgh River Rescue responded to a report of a male in the Ohio River near the West End Bridge shortly after 1 p.m.

River Rescue located a 35-year-old man, pulled him into the boat and immediately began CPR. They transported him to the River Rescue boathouse near PNC Park, where waiting medics took him to a local hospital in critical condition.

Police are investigating.

Pittsburgh River Rescue is made up of EMS certified rescue divers and Pittsburgh Police boat operators.


Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri

2021-01-14
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov