Body spotted in Allegheny River Monday morning

Pittsburgh River Rescue personnel were called to the 40th Street Bridge after a body was spotted in the Allegheny River this morning.

A county dispatch supervisor said the man’‍s body was seen under or near the bridge around 6:15 a.m. The county medical examiner's office is seeking dental records for the man, who was wearing swim trunks and a T-shirt, but had not yet identified him as of 10:30 a.m.

Emergency crews had been working since July 4 to find an elderly man who was putting markers in a shallow area of the Allegheny River and was swept away by the water current near O'Hara.

Over the weekend, police found only debris in the river after 911 dispatch received a call reporting a body in the water.

It was not immediately clear whether the earlier incident and the discovery this morning are related.

First Published July 7, 2014 12:00 AM


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