Authorities identify 1 of 2 bodies pulled from Pittsburgh rivers Thursday

2 bodies pulled from Pittsburgh rivers about a mile apart

The bodies of two men were found Thursday evening in Pittsburgh rivers.

A Public Safety spokesman confirmed the discoveries. One of the bodies was found by a tiki boat operator.

"It’s uncommon, but as you know, this summer and living in Pittsburgh for a while, bodies do end up in the river from time to time. But two in one day is uncommon," said spokesman Chris Togneri.

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One of the bodies was recovered in the Monongahela River by the Fort Pitt Bridge and the other at the point where Chartiers Creek flows into the Ohio River, on the border of Pittsburgh and McKees Rocks.

Authorities identified the body found in the by Chartiers Creek as that of a McKees Rocks man.

Daniel Walker, 59, was found at 6:58 p.m. and pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m., the Allegheny County Coroner's Office said.

Police are working to learn whether the men's deaths are suspicious or connected, the spokesman said.

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