Man pulled from Great Miami River in Hamilton identified

Man pulled from Great Miami River in Hamilton identified
The Butler County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a male body was pulled from the Great Miami River early Monday. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Mike Woeste)

HAMILTON, Ohio (FOX19) - The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who was found in the Great Miami River early Monday.

Sheriff Richard Jones says the body of Nathan Durbin, 35, of Fairfield, was discovered in the water by a man walking to work on the Black Street Bridge at 7:15 a.m.

Hamilton fire crews pulled the Durbin from the northwest side of the river, said Officer Richard Burkhardt, Hamilton police spokesman.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, Officer Burkhardt added.

Sheriff Jones says although nothing appears suspicious, there is an ongoing investigation by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

The cause of Durbin’s death is pending a report from the coroner’s office.

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