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Search Continues For Man Who Went Into River, Over Waterfall

OHIOPYLE, Pa. (AP) - Volunteers and search crews are still looking for the body of a man who plunged into a western Pennsylvania river and over a waterfall last week.

Authorities in Fayette County said 20-year-old Michael Davila climbed over an observation deck railing at Ohiopyle State Park on Wednesday to have his picture taken but slipped on ice. He fell into the Youghiogheny River and went over the 20-foot Ohiopyle Falls below.

Park assistant manager Stacie Hall said searchers have focused on an area below the falls where search dogs picked up traces of the victim.

Hall said officials with the Army Corps of Engineers have lowered the water level of the river to assist in the search. The effort has been hampered by cold, rain and murky water conditions.

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