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.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.