Friday, March 30, 2012

Body found in Allegheny River in Red House


A woman died early this morning after police say she fell through a hole in the old Red House Bridge over the Allegheny River. Authorities said she was walking with a male companion, who also fell into the river. The incident was reported at about 12:45am.
Cattaraugus County Undersheriff William Nichols told the Times Herald both individuals fell through the hole in the pavement of the bridge, which is located on Old Route 17 in the town of Salamanca. Authorities said the man was able to to swim out of the river and then called 911. 
An autopsy will be performed at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. 

Tragedy in the Allegheny River this morning…Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies say a woman was found dead, floating face down in the river near Old Route 17 in the Town of Red house. Police aren’t commenting on the circumstances of the woman’s death. They are saying the body was found at 12:46am. The victim’s name and age are being with held…Deputies say it’s an active investigation.

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