Indiana man found dead after falling in Ohio River

(File Photo)
(File Photo)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities said a man fell off a boat docked on the Ohio River and was later found dead.

Vanderburgh County Deputy Coroner Steve Lockyear tells the Evansville Courier & Press that the body pulled from the Ohio River early Saturday morning was 52-year-old Ernest Weaver of Newburgh, about eight miles southeast of Evansville.

Rescuers found Weaver about 4:30 a.m. Saturday a short distance downstream from where he had slipped off the boat about three hours previously.

Lockyear said authorities were told Weaver wasn’t a good swimmer.

It wasn’t clear what caused Weaver to fall. An autopsy is planned.

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