Debris, no body found in Allegheny River in O'Hara

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Police found only debris in the Allegheny River near O'Hara this afternoon after 911 dispatch received a call that there was a body in the water, according to police.

An Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor said 911 was notified at 2:43 p.m. that there would be "activity on the river from the appropriate agencies." The supervisor would not elaborate.

It was later discovered to be debris -- trash and logs -- near a Highland Park loading dock. 

Emergency crews have been working since July 4 to find an elderly man who was putting markers in a shallow area of the river and was swept away by the water current in the vicinity of this recovery effort.

Max Radwin: or 412 263 1280 or Twitter: @MaxRadwin First Published July 6, 2014 12:00 AM

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