OH: Man dead after being pulled from Great Miami River in Piqua



A kayak that overturned on the Great Miami River left one man dead Sunday evening.

Two fisherman found the kayak partially submerged, and duck hunting decoys around it near the Piqua Power Plant at about 5:11 p.m., according to Piqua Police Deputy Chief Marty Grove.

Grove said one fisherman later found a man’s body in the river near a low dam.

Crews were able to pull Kyle Ratcliff, 29, of Quincy from the river. Life-saving measures were performed and Ratcliff was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center. Ratcliff was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police say no foul play is suspected and all indications are that this was an accident.


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