Sonar equipment being used to help find man in Ohio River

Water rescue continues on Ohio River

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Sonar equipment is now being used in the water rescue of a 52-year-old man in the Ohio River, according to Sean Smith, Anderson Township Battalion Chief.

The man was boating with his family when he decided to jump in the water, Smith said.

The current swept the 52-year-old man away once he was in the water, according to Smith.

Several county emergency crews responded to the scene near Pendery Park when the water rescue first called out.

Just before 2 p.m., the Coast Guard put out a call regarding the man, Hamilton County Dispatch said.

The 52-year-old man, who did not have a life vest on, was struggling in the water, according to Hamilton County.

Barge traffic on the river is now closed and they are diverting boaters to the shore, Smith said.

Smith says that dive teams from Boone County and Hamilton County Police Association are currently using sonar in the rescue effort.

Emergency crews from several departments are on the Ohio River searching for a 52-year-old man, according to dispatch.
Emergency crews from several departments are on the Ohio River searching for a 52-year-old man, according to dispatch. (Source: WXIX)

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