PITTSBURGH — Rescue crews have found the body of a man who fell into the Allegheny River late Friday night.
Pittsburgh police said the young man either jumped or fell into the river while the boat he was on prepared to dock. He did not resurface.
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Police said the man was located under the water and was pulled onto the dock just after midnight. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The medical examiner identified the victim as 28-year-old Edwin A. Alvarez of Pittsburgh.
ALERT: #RiverRescue is on scene in the Allegheny River below the 31st Street Bridge searching for a male adult in the water. Divers are currently searching the area where he was last seen. Updates will be provided when available. pic.twitter.com/YRd5YbBoN2— Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) August 1, 2020
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Emergency responders said the search started around 9:45 p.m. Friday near Washington’s Landing Marina. Rescue crews were searching in the area of the 31st Street Bridge, which was where the man was last seen.
Several police and rescue crews were at the scene, and dive teams were in the river looking for the victim.
Police said visibility was a major concern for divers in the water.
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