Search for body of missing man continues

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division and dive team will resume search efforts today for the body of a man believed to have drown in the St. Clair River Friday night. Sheriff Tim Donnellon tells WPHM the incident occurred just north of St. Clair around 8:30 Friday evening. 21 year old Riley Gleason of St. Clair Township was one of three individuals on a boat and reportedly jumped off the boat to take a swim in the river. Donnellon says witnesses saw him swimming in the water just north of the boardwalk in St. Clair but that he eventually went under due to the current. Search crews were on the scene both Saturday and Sunday but were unable to locate Gleason, and will return to the scene again today.

 

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The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office says the search for a missing boater on the St. Clair River has shifted from a rescue operation to a recovery operation. Sheriff Tim Donnellon, speaking to WPHM Saturday, says the incident occurred just north of St. Clair around 8:30 Friday evening. A 21  year old man from St. Clair Township was one of three individuals on the boat and reportedly jumped off the boat to take a swim in the river. Search crews from the St. Clair County Dive Team and Marine Division were on the scene for several hours Friday night and were not able to locate the man. The search for the man’s body resumed Saturday morning.