MOON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Emergency crews are working to recover a body from the Ohio River.READ MORE: Four Freight Train Cars Derail In Altoona
According to police, a tow boat crew observed a body in the river on Monday. They attempted to catch up to the body before it went over the Dashields Dam, but were unable to do so.
Police were notified and when they arrived, they saw the body caught in the backwash of the dam. Several other agencies were called to the scene, but the river was too high and conditions were too dangerous to attempt a recovery.
Crews continued to monitor overnight, but river conditions had not improved by Tuesday morning.READ MORE: Hundreds Wait In Line To Get License To Carry Permits In Monroeville
UPDATE: Crescent Township Fire tells me it will not put any of their men in the water today to search. Conditions still too bad on river pic.twitter.com/J0r9usElJ3
— Meghan Schiller (@MeghanKDKA) November 7, 2017
Police believe the body may be that of a woman. They also believe it has been in the water for some time.MORE NEWS: County Fire Marshal Investigating Lea's Floral Shop Fire In East McKeesport
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