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Body found near Niagara Dam in Roanoke Co.

Crews are working to recover a body found near Niagara Dam in Roanoke County January 26.
Crews are working to recover a body found near Niagara Dam in Roanoke County January 26.(Roanoke Fire-EMS)
Published: Jan. 26, 2021 at 12:26 PM EST
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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Roanoke County Police Department is investigating after a body was found near Niagara Dam Tuesday morning.

The body was discovered in the water near the dam, southeast of Vinton, around 10:30 a.m. Roanoke Fire-EMS’s Swift Water Team is assisting the police department and Roanoke County Fire & Rescue with the recovery operation.

Crews are working to recover a body found near Niagara Dam in Roanoke County January 26.
Crews are working to recover a body found near Niagara Dam in Roanoke County January 26.(Roanoke Fire-EMS)

The department said the body will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Officer for identification.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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