Stories tagged with: The Muskingum River

August 27, 2014 - 5:39pm
1 day 19 hours ago

A man was rescued from the Muskingum River Wednesday afternoon.

The call came at around 5:15PM when someone spotted the man floating in the river. Zanesville Fire Department Lieutenant, Doug Hobson says they pulled him from the water just in time.

"There was a gentleman in the river. Approximately right below the Y Bridge floating in the middle of the river. So of course we responded with Engine 2, Engine 1 and our Rescue Boat. Our Engine 2 spotted him from the 6th Street...

July 18, 2013 - 4:13pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

The Muskingum River normally sees high waters during the springtime from the snow melting and spring rains, but this year, the high rains came in July, which is the peak season for the Lorena Sternwheeler.

"At this point in time, because of the stacks on the boat, we can't even get underneath the interstate bridge," said Captain of the Lorena, Bill Paige. "So we're limited. Sometimes the high water itself will produce a lot of trash coming down the river and trees and so...

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