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Body recovered from Allegheny River near Fox Chapel Yacht Club

Natasha Lindstrom
Authorities removed a body from the Allegheny River on Saturday at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club in O’Hara.

Officials found a body Saturday in the Allegheny River near the Fox Chapel Yacht Club.

The report of the body floating in the water came in about 11:30 a.m., Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs said.

The club’s workers found the body wedged beside or under the dock.

Blawnox Volunteer Fire Chief George McBriar told Trib news partner WPXI-TV that the body appeared to have been in the river “for a while.”

The county Medical Examiner’s Office arrived at the boating club off Old Freeport Road in O’Hara shortly before 1 p.m.

Soon after, officials retrieved the body from the water alongside a dock.

The person was not immediately identified.

Few details were available, but an official at the scene told the Tribune-Review that the person’s death did not appear to be related to a boating accident.

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating.

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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