ID released of man whose body was recovered from Great Miami River in Dayton

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

A man’s body was recovered Saturday evening from the Great Miami River in Dayton.

The man was identified Monday afternoon as 23-year-old Christopher Alcorn by Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger. His death remains under investigation.

The Dayton Fire Department responded at 4:10 p.m. to reports of a person in the water in the area of 330 W. Monument Ave., a statement from Capt. Brad French said.

Crews arrived within minutes and began to search the area with boats in the water and personnel searching the shorelines, French said.

Additional specialized resources were requested from other agencies to assist in the efforts including underwater dive teams.

Alcorn’s body was recovered around 7:40 p.m. from the water, French said, and then taken from the scene by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Dayton Fire Department crews were on scene for approximately four and a half hours.

Dayton Police, Five Rivers MetroParks Police, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Fire Department and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources assisted with search and recovery operations.


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