Water rescue underway for fisherman in Great Miami River, dispatch says

Water rescue underway for fisherman in Great Miami River, dispatch says

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - A water rescue is underway for a fisherman in the Great Miami River, Butler County Dispatch says.

Dispatch says a water rescue call came in several minutes before 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to Colerain Fire Department, the rescue is for a 47-year-old man in the Great Miami River near the area of US-27 and East Miami River Road.

The fire department says the man was fishing on the riverbank when he decided to try and swim across.

After searching for a few hours, rescue crews returned to the bank for a brief break before getting back out on the water.

As of 11 p.m., more than two hours into the search for the 47-year-old, teams had moved up the river:

The man’s body was pulled from the water about 1 p.m. Sunday.

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