Wednesday, July 04, 2001

Man's body recovered from river

Underwater cameras credited with success

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The body of a homeless man who drowned Monday evening was found early Tuesday morning in the Licking River.

        Kenton County Deputy Coroner Ron Cook said Tuesday he could not release the man's identity until relatives were told.

        Boone County divers found the body with underwater camera equipment at about 4 a.m. Tuesday.

        Chief Rob Dawn, of Campbell County Water Rescue, said the cameras used by Boone County were allowed rescue workers to see through particles in the water.

        The body was pulled from the river at around 5:30 a.m.

        Rescue workers also dragged the river when looking for the 46-year-old man.

        Witnesses said the man had been sitting on the Covington riverbank drinking with friends.

        The Cincinnati, Dayton, Ky., Newport and Campbell County fire and rescue squads were on the scene in addition to Covington police.


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