Body Found In Ohio River Identified As Missing Kayaker

Safety Improvements At Dam On Hold Due To Elevated River Levels

BEAVER (KDKA/AP) — A woman’s body found in the Ohio River over the weekend has been identified as that of a missing kayaker.

The Beaver County Coroner’s Office says they identified 25-year-old Helene Brandy’s body “based on circumstances, demographics and partial dental records.”

Rulings on the cause and manner of death are still pending.

Her body was found in the river near Leetsdale on Sunday.

Brandy, of Coraopolis, disappeared on May 20 while kayaking on the river with a friend.

Witnesses saw their kayaks plunge over the Dashields Locks and Dam in Edgeworth. Brittany Evans’ body was found shortly afterward. The friends took a selfie together shortly before the accident.

Lisa Washington’s Report:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will post seven additional warning buoys, something family members have called for.

The process of setting up the buoys has been delayed due to elevated river levels. Once conditions allow, they will also reset the existing buoys, which have signs marking the restricted areas.

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