Search For Missing Ohiopyle Rafter Set To Resume
OHIOPYLE (KDKA) – The search for a missing rafter at Ohiopyle State Park is set to resume Sunday morning.
According to officials, 22-year-old Rob Vega from Lancaster, went missing on Saturday while rafting on the Youghiogheny River whitewater rapids in the Ohiopyle State Park, near Dimple Rock.
The victim was rafting with some friends when their raft flipped over, and he fell overboard.
Here’s the Skinny. He went under near swimmers rapids not Dimple as the other media outlets have reported. His raft flipped while exiting Dimple rock and he was sighted 200 yards into swimmers rapids.
My heart and prayers go out to the friends and loved ones . I don’t have the words to express how I’m feeling right now. I’m sure the paddling community at large are saddened by any loss of life. I had a post for today, but it can wait in the light of this tragic event.