WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (KDKA) — A teenage girl who went under the Monongahela River near West Mifflin and did not resurface Friday night has been found, according to West Mifflin Police.
Kristina Rai’s body was found around 1:45 p.m. Saturday. Officials found her a couple of feet upstream the Mansfield Bridge, according to the West Mifflin Police Chief.
The search lasted more than four hours last night and went well in Saturday afternoon after being resumed this morning.
More than 100 search and rescue personnel responded to the scene last night, trying to locate the missing girl through multiple methods. Police say the call came into 911 around 6:00 p.m. Friday. The teenage girl had disappeared into the water near Lebanon School Road. She was reportedly fishing on the river bank with her family when she went missing. Her stepfather reportedly tried to grab her but was unable to pull her back.
“The relatives were fishing, and the girl was just playing near the water and they don’t know what happened,” Chief Anthony Topolnak with the West Mifflin Police Department said. “The girl, last time they saw her, she was out too far and started going under the water.”
Police are asked people to stay away from the Monongahela River today so that search efforts were not disrupted.