Firefighters search river


Unable to locate possible victim

Sidney firefighters search the Great Miami River, behind the Sidney Boat Club, for a person who may have gone into the river. The search began behind the Rivers Edge Roadhouse at around 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Two Sidney Fire Department boats were deployed and one Piqua Fire Department boat. Assisting with the search were firefighters from Lockington. Sidney Police Officers and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies also aided the search. Anna firefighters manned the Sidney Fire Department during the search which was called off at around 10:30 p.m. The person was not actually seen going into the river but some of their personal articles were found near it.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — A search of the Miami River for a possible person in the water was called off Tuesday night.

According to Sidney Fire Department Assistant Chief Eric P. Barhorst, firefighters were dispatched to the river at 8:23 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2020, for a person in the water near the River Edge Bar and Grill.

Upon arrival, a Shelby County Sheriff Deputy found a shirt from a possible victim. The Miami River was searched from River Edge’s Bar to Roadside Park. The individual has not been located at this time.

“The search has been called off for now unless other information on the subject is reported to Sidney Police or the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office,” said Barhorst in his press release.

A Box Alarm was dispatched to recall all off duty Sidney firefighters. Piqua Fire was called for a boat. Lockington Fire responded to the scene. Anna Fire and Perry Port Salem Rescue Squad responded to Station 1 to man the station in the event other calls. The Sidney Police and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search. The Ohio Highway Patrol provided a helicopter to search the River.

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Sidney firefighters search the Great Miami River, behind the Sidney Boat Club, for a person who may have gone into the river. The search began behind the Rivers Edge Roadhouse at around 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Two Sidney Fire Department boats were deployed and one Piqua Fire Department boat. Assisting with the search were firefighters from Lockington. Sidney Police Officers and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies also aided the search. Anna firefighters manned the Sidney Fire Department during the search which was called off at around 10:30 p.m. The person was not actually seen going into the river but some of their personal articles were found near it.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/09/web1_SDN091020RiverSearch-1.jpgSidney firefighters search the Great Miami River, behind the Sidney Boat Club, for a person who may have gone into the river. The search began behind the Rivers Edge Roadhouse at around 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Two Sidney Fire Department boats were deployed and one Piqua Fire Department boat. Assisting with the search were firefighters from Lockington. Sidney Police Officers and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies also aided the search. Anna firefighters manned the Sidney Fire Department during the search which was called off at around 10:30 p.m. The person was not actually seen going into the river but some of their personal articles were found near it. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
Unable to locate possible victim