Body Recovered From Ohio River Identified as 62-Year-Old Evansville Man

Authorities have identified a body recovered from the Ohio River on Friday as a 62-year-old Evansville man.

Posted: Nov 16, 2020 9:38 AM
Updated: Nov 16, 2020 3:50 PM

Authorities have identified the body of a man that was recovered from the Ohio River on Friday.

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 62-year-old Ronnie D. Felton of Evansville, Indiana, was identified as the deceased.

Felton's body was first found by a canoer on Friday before being recovered from the Ohio River around 2:52 p.m., just downstream of Diamond Island in Posey County.

While no foul play is suspected in Felton's death, the Posey County Coroner's Office said that his cause of death is pending.

Responding agencies included the Posey County Sheriff’s Department, Marrs Township Fire Department, Posey County EMS, Posey County Coroner’s Office, and Indiana Conservation Officers.

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