Search For Missing Ohiopyle Rafter Set To Resume

OHIOPYLE (KDKA) – The search for a missing rafter at Ohiopyle State Park is set to resume Sunday morning.

According to officials, 22-year-old Rob Vega from Lancaster, went missing on Saturday while rafting on the Youghiogheny River whitewater rapids in the Ohiopyle State Park, near Dimple Rock.

The victim was rafting with some friends when their raft flipped over, and he fell overboard.

It’s a dangerous section of the river that has seen a number of drownings since the park opened in the mid-70s.

Park Manager James Juran said Sunday evening that the search effort has been scaled back into a recovery effort.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Youghiogheny Dam lowered the water level to aide in search efforts.

The search was called off Saturday night because of darkness.

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