Body pulled from Ohio River during missing person search

Body pulled from Ohio River during missing person search
Published: Jul. 19, 2022 at 1:19 PM EDT
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LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (WXIX) - A body has been pulled from the Ohio River following a search for a missing person, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Crews were called out to the area of the Ohio River near Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg around 10:30 a.m., Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Myers said.

Meyers said they got reports that someone was in the water close to the riverbank on a floatation device yelling for help.

Bystanders attempted to reach the person, but were unable to get to him, Myers explained.

Rescue crews searched the water for several hours before finding a body.

Around 4:15 p.m., FOX19 NOW Reporter Ken Baker said rescue crews pulled a body out of the water.

Officials have not confirmed if the body recovered from the Ohio River is the person who prompted the earlier rescue efforts.

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