Crews find body of missing boater

CHILO, OH (FOX19) - Crews in Clermont County have found the body of a missing boater in the Ohio River.

Dispatchers say an empty boat was spotted around between 3 and 4 a.m. Thursday morning near the Meldahl Dam.  The boat was matched to a truck that was found empty in a parking lot at the Chilo Park boat ramp.

Rescue crews searched for hours and found the body of the Greg Bechdolt, 63, from Hillsboro near the boat ramp around 2:00 pm.

Crews began searching around 8:30 a.m.   Personnel from the Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Coast Guard, Ohio Division of Watercraft, Felicity-Franklin, Bethel, and Washington Township took part.

The Chilo Lock park was closed for the search. It has since been reopened.

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