Rescue teams respond to ‘boat in distress’ along Allegheny River near Sharpsburg; no injuries |

Rescue teams respond to ‘boat in distress’ along Allegheny River near Sharpsburg; no injuries

Natasha Lindstrom
A City of Pittsburgh River Rescue boat keeps an eye on the jumpers during the Polar Bear Jump on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

Water rescue teams and other emergency personnel responded Thursday to a report of a “boat in distress” along the Allegheny River in Sharpsburg.

No one was injured, officials said.

Dispatchers received the call about the boat in need and possibly filling up with water near a marina near Main and 13th streets shortly after 6:30 p.m., an Allegheny County 911 shift commander said.

Public safety units assisted from Etna, Sharpsburg, Millvale and Blawnox.

A Sharpsburg firefighter confirmed the issue had been resolved without the need of medics by 8 p.m.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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