- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say they have pulled a man’s body from the Ohio River at the annual Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant.

Media outlets report the crews recovered the body Saturday afternoon at Point Pleasant Riverfront Park.

Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Chief Jeremy Bryant says the man believed to be in his 60s took his shoes off, jumped into the river about 11 a.m. Saturday and never resurfaced.

The man’s identity wasn’t immediately released. Bryant says foul play isn’t suspected.

The annual festival celebrates the legend of Mothman, a mysterious creature with glowing red eyes that witnesses described seeing in 1966 and 1967. It was the subject of the 2002 film “The Mothman Prophecies.”


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