No signs of foul play after body found near river in Dayton

There are no signs of foul play after a man was found dead near the Great Miami River and North Main Street bridge in Dayton Sunday, according to Five Rivers MetroParks.

The identity of the 55-year-old man has not been released at this time.

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Chief of Public Safety Mar Hess said the man had no injuries and that he was found with his possessions, including his wallet and cell phone.

A group of people on the Great Miami River Trail found the man around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to police dispatch records.

A man biking on the trail told a dispatcher that he was flagged down by a group of people near the bridge who asked him to call 911.

“I believe it’s a body or a mannequin underneath the bridge in the water,” he said. “Hard to tell which...It might be a dummy, I don’t know. I just figured I’d call anyway.”

Initial reports indicated the man was found in the river, but he was in an area where storm water drains to the river.

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It is not clear how long the man was there before he was found.

We are working to learn more about the incident and will update this story as details are released.

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