Reading police investigating after body discovered in Schuylkill River

Editors note: Photo was taken after the recovery.

A fisherman on the Schuylkill River in West Reading reportedly discovered a body floating in the water Saturday afternoon, August 19th, around 4:52pm.

Reading Police and Fire Department’s were the first to arrive on-scene, but were later joined by the Berks County Coroner’s Office.

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Water rescue crews assist in the recovery, which took place near the Bertolet Fishing Dock in West Reading.

Reading Police on-scene said they are handling the investigation.

This story is developing and will be updated when additional information is released by authorities.

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