Woman dies after falling into water in Miami County

Piqua Daily Call Photo/Mike Ullery
Piqua Daily Call Photo/Mike Ullery

MIAMI COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) –Emergency crews from all over Miami County rush to Greenville Falls State Scenic River Area around 4 Saturday afternoon, after reports that woman had fallen into the water.

Witnesses say she and a man were there taking pictures.

Julie Blumenstock lives on Rangeline Road.

She was shocked to come home and find her street blocked off.

“We saw lots of emergency equipment.  we saw them bringing in the boats, the ambulances. You couldn’t get down Covington-Gettysburg or Rangeline,” says Blumenstock.

It took emergency crews about  20 minutes to pull the woman out, because of the high water and debris.

She was rushed to Upper Valley Medical Center where she died at about 8 Saturday night.

The woman has now been identified as 65-year-old Toni Fischbach of Wapakoneta, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

Blumenstock says she’s lived at this home for 20 years and no one has ever drowned here.

“The falls are pretty and everybody wants to take photos.  But, it’s extremely sad, extremely sad,” comments Blumenstock.

And she says it’s a tragic reminder about safety.

“Stay on the trails.  Stay over on the lookout. Don’t go down by the falls.  It’s dangerous,” she says.

The Miami County Coroner’s Office tells 2 News that no autopsy will be performed because the death was ruled accidental.

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