Boone County Water Rescue recovers body of fisherman who fell in Ohio River near Anderson Ferry

Officials looking for person who fell in river
Posted at 10:32 PM, Jul 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 00:35:49-04

HEBRON, Ky. -- Boone County Water Rescue officials recovered the body of Thla Maung, a 32-year-old fisherman who fell in the Ohio River, Tuesday afternoon, police said. 

Officials said Maung fell in the water at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Cincinnati units and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife assisted Boone County first responders at the scene.

Crews left at about 5:30 a.m. Monday and resumed the search Monday evening; when it again proved fruitless, they left and returned again Tuesday morning. Authorities confirmed they had retrieved the body around 4:30 Tuesday.

Friends said Maung waded into the river while fishing and went under. 

WCPO will update this story as information becomes available.