Body of local man found in Ohio River
Review Staff Reports
POSTED: November 10, 2009
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Preliminary reports suggest the body of a local man missing since Sunday night was discovered floating in the Ohio River on Monday.
The body of Michael Smith, 43, of the East Liverpool or Wellsville area, was found floating in the water near the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge in Hopewell Township, Beaver County.
Officials with the Beaver County Coroner's Office indicated an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Smith was working on the river when he disappeared at approximately 10 p.m. Sunday night. A body was found at around 11 a.m. Monday.
Officials in Ohioville, Pa., are leading the investigation.