1 missing, 1 with serious injuries after watercraft accident in Sidney

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SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) – Three of the four people who fell from the watercraft on the Great Miami River near Stolle Bridge on Monday were rescued but one is still missing.

Authorities told 2 NEWS that two of those people were hospitalized, one with serious injuries.

The Sidney Fire Department will handle the investigation and is still on the scene looking for the missing person. Names and other details about the four who fell from the watercraft have not been provided by officials.

In a call obtained by 2 NEWS, dispatch was told that an unresponsive body was floating down the river near Stolle Bridge. The caller also reported that two other people were hanging onto the watercraft, stuck in the current and unable to recover.

The Sidney Fire Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Sidney Police Department were all on the scene shortly after the call.

2 NEWS is working to learn more about this developing story and will provide updates as they become available.


This story was updated 11:05 a.m. with information provided by the Sidney Police Department.


This story was updated at 11:33 a.m. after a press release from Sidney Fire Department and dispatch calls were obtained.


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