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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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