Published: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 2:02 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 7:57 PM
Breaking News Staff
MIAMI TWP., Greene County
— UPDATE @ 7:50 p.m.: The body pulled from the Little Miami River, at the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, is that of a male, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
Investigators with the Greene County Coroner’s Office and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are continuing their work to positively identify the male, Chief Colin Altman, Miami Twp. Fire/Rescue Yellow Springs, said earlier today.
That investigation will determine the manner and circumstances of the death. Chief Altman has said it doesn’t appear that the body had been in the water for a long period.
He left open the suggestion that the person could have fallen into the water while hiking.
“People like to come out here in the winter,” he said. “We try to keep everybody from walking in the woods when it’s icy like this.”
UPDATE @ 3:45 p.m.
A body has been pulled from the Little Miami River after it was discovered at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve Tuesday.
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Officials said it was too soon in the investigation to determine if the death was accidental or suspicious. The cause of death and identity of the person will be determined by the Greene County Coroner’s Office, a Miami Twp., Greene County fire official said.
It was not known if the body was that of a male or female, investigators said.
Additional details were not available.
UPDATE @ 3:15 p.m.
A coroner’s investigator is on the scene at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve after a body was found in a body of water.
Additional details were not immediately available. We’ll update this page as we learn more.
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Multiple deputies and fire crews in Greene County have responded to reports of a body found in the water at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.
Dispatchers said crews were just arriving on scene and additional details were not available.
We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more.