Clarion River Drowning; One found close to Cook Forest State Park

Emergency personnel were directed to the area of the State Route 36 bridge over the Clarion River near Cooksburg

Clarion River Drowning – The body of a person who was supposed to have drowned on Sunday afternoon close to Cook Forest State Park has been discovered by the authorities. The report came in at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, and emergency personnel were directed to the area of the State Route 36 bridge over the Clarion River near Cooksburg, which is located in Clarion County.

According to the information provided by a Clarion County 9-1-1 dispatcher, the incident occurred. The subject was searched for throughout the night and into the morning by DCNR Park Rangers, crews from Clarion Fire & Hose Company No. 1, Emlenton Fire Department, and Farmington Township Volunteer Fire Company, according to the dispatcher.

When the search was restarted on Monday morning, water rescue crews combed across several miles of the river like they had done the previous morning. On Monday, August 14, at approximately 8:21 in the morning, search personnel located a body close to Hemlock Island in the Clarion River, which is just east of Gravel Lick Road.

exploreClarion was able to confirm with the Clarion County Coroner, Dan Shingledecker, that a body has been discovered. Around 8:49 in the morning, he was sent to the location of the incident. At this time, there is no other information that can be provided on the person.

It was reported that the depth of the Clarion River in Cooksburg was 2.65 feet at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, but that it was “rising rapidly.” This information was provided by the USGS. That number reached 5.78 feet at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Sunday. By the morning of Monday, at 7:00 a.m. As of eight o’clock on Monday morning, the depth had reached 4.01 feet.

The press office of the DCNR did not immediately return a call that was placed to them.

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