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River Rescue Locates Body in River

Date: August 30, 2020
Incident Type: Body in River
Location: Monongahela River

A kayaker on the Monongahela River called 9-1-1 around noon to report what appeared to be a body in the water near the Homestead High Level bridge.

River Rescue, Pittsburgh EMS and Pittsburgh Police responded to the scene. River Rescue located the body of a deceased male and pulled him onto the boat.

River Rescue transported the male to its North Shore boathouse for transfer to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner. The male’s identity and cause/manner of death will be determined by the ACME. Police are investigating.

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

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri