Man pulled from river ID’d

Officers investigate a possible drowning in the St. Joseph River on Monday, February 13.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) More than a day after Fort Wayne firefighters pulled a man from the St. Joseph River near Canterbury Green Apartments, it’s still not clear how he died.

Crews were called around 9:45 a.m. Monday to the river after a resident spotted the man man in the water. Firefighters arrived on the scene within minutes and were able to tie a rope around the man and pull him out.

He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he died.

Midday Tuesday, the Allen County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 58-year-old Rodney Paul Hughes of Fort Wayne. The office said his manner of death was still pending, though.

The Fort Wayne Police Department and the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority assisted the Fort Wayne Fire Department at the scene.