UPDATE (March 5, 2023, at 11:35 a.m.): South Charleston Police Department tells 13 News a man’s body was found in the Kanawha River on Sunday.
South Charleston Fire Department says they also responded and found the body around 12:30 p.m. near a boating dock.
According to police, the man’s body appears to have been in the river for a while.
Police say the cause of death is unknown, and the body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. There is no information on the person’s identity at this time.
According to SCPD, the body was found in the river closer to the Dunbar side. However, the body was technically found in South Charleston city limits because it was in the water and not on the riverbank.
SCPD says they are investigating this incident.
UPDATE (March 5, 2023, at 4:15 p.m.): At this time, Metro 911 cannot confirm if a body was recovered from the Kanawha River after a possible sighting in Dunbar, West Virginia.
13 News will continue to reach out to law enforcement for more details.
DUNBAR, WV (WOWK) — Metro 911 says crews are investigating a possible body floating in the Kanawha River in Dunbar, West Virginia.
Firefighters are currently trying to access the area now, according to dispatchers.
Metro 911 says a caller stated they possibly saw a body floating in the river near 1812 Kanawha Ave. around 12:25 p.m. on Sunday.
Responders include Dunbar and South Charleston police departments, Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority, and South Charleston Fire Department.
Dispatchers say police will handle this investigation.
This is a developing story. 13 News will reach out to authorities for more details.