Man pulled from Great Miami River dies

Crews were called to a water rescue in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Ken Jarosik)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The man pulled from the Great Miami River Saturday has died.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirmed the man has been identified as Richard Shirah, Jr., 44, of Dayton.

Shirah fell in the water Saturday afternoon while he was there with two other people. After he went in the water, crews were called to West Monument Avenue and River Corridor to perform a water rescue.

Five Rivers MetroPark officers as well as Dayton Fire responded to the scene.

Crews pulled the Shirah from the water and medics performed CPR on him at the scene. He was then rushed to the hospital. Sunday, the coroner’s office confirmed he had died. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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