Search wraps up for the day for NKY woman who fell in Ohio River

Search wraps up for the day for NKY woman who fell in Ohio River
A dive team with the Hamilton County Police Association is on the Ohio River right now searching for a Northern Kentucky woman who went missing in the water last week. (Photo: HCPA)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - A dive team with the Hamilton County Police Association did not find a woman who went missing in the water as they searched the Ohio River Thursday.

Whitney Crank, 31, of Erlanger fell overboard when the boat she was in hit the wake from another boat near the Brent Spence Bridge Saturday night.

Whitney Crank, 31, of Erlanger fell overboard when the boat she was in hit the wake from another boat near the Brent Spence Bridge Saturday night.
Whitney Crank, 31, of Erlanger fell overboard when the boat she was in hit the wake from another boat near the Brent Spence Bridge Saturday night. (Source: Facebook)

Sgt. William Zeek tells us training was scheduled for Thursday and this was a good opportunity to look for Whitney. Crews searched from Public Landing to Anderson Ferry and back.

Thursday’s search wrapped up around 4 p.m.

They used sonar and had divers if they needed to go into the water to recover her body, Zeek said.

“Sonar and sidescan sonar and boat -- obviously we did a lot of visual along the banks and throughout the middle of the river all the way down to Anderson Ferry,” diver Chris Fritsch said. “I think the chances could be good just because of what we’ve had in the past.”

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