Body pulled from Black River

Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 7:39 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - First responders pulled a body from the Black River in Watertown Thursday evening.

A team in a rescue boat pulled the body from the water near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds around 7:30 p.m.

Police said it appears to be that of an older male.

Multiple calls were made Thursday afternoon reporting a body in the water. Around 4 p.m. police searched the area near the Court Street Bridge but found nothing.

The body floated downriver past the Vanduzee Street bridge where crews eventually recovered it.

The medical examiner was on the scene investigating.

The investigation is ongoing.

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