UPDATE: Investigation underway after body recovered in the Ohio River

The male whose body was recovered from the Ohio River yesterday has been identified as Nelson William Lang, 61, of Cincinnati.

Indiana Conservation Officers (ICO) is investigating the death of a male after he was recovered from the Ohio River in Lawrenceburg.

Tuesday at 10:38 a.m., Conservation Officers responded to the Ohio River near the River Watch Restaurant in Lawrenceburg for a male that went under the water and never resurfaced.

Witnesses observed the victim struggling and attempted to throw him floatation items before he went under the water.

Emergency personnel responded and quickly initiated a search.

At approximately 4 p.m., the victim was recovered by ICO public safety divers approximately 40 yards from shore in 17 feet of water.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow to determine the exact cause of death.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Assisting agencies included Indiana Conservation Officers, Dearborn County Water Rescue, Lawrenceburg Police Department, Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, Dearborn County Coroner’s Office, Lawrenceburg Fire and EMS, Greendale Fire Department, Aurora Fire Department, Indiana State Police, and Hamilton County Police Association Dive Team.