UPDATE: (Sept. 2, 2022) – Huntington police have identified the body of a man found in the Ohio River on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

According to the HPD, the man has been identified as 51-year-old Christopher S. Delbart of Guyandotte.

Authorities say a fisherman found Delbart’s body in the Ohio River around 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 near 15th Street. At the time authorities said it did not appear the body had been in the river for more than a couple of days.

The HPD says at this time, they have not found “anything suspicious” surrounding Delbart’s death.


HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK)—A fisherman found an unidentified body floating in the Ohio River on Tuesday evening, according to police.

The discovery was made near 15th Street around 7 p.m.

Deputy Chief Phil Watkins says investigators say they do not believe the man’s body was in the river for more than a “couple days.”

The medical examiner is working to make an identification.

This is a developing story, and we will provide updates as more information becomes available.