Body of man found in Jamestown river identified

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) – The body of a man who went underwater after swimming in the Chadakoin River has been found and identified.

The body belongs to Dennis Plummer, 47.

Jamestown Police and Fire were dispatched to the area of Winsor Street at Chandler Street at the bridge Wednesday afternoon for a report of a man who had been swimming in the river and went under without resurfacing.

The Chautauqua County Dive Team responded and began to search the area, along with firefighters from the fire department.

The body was discovered around 4 p.m. Wednesday in an area west of the bridge in about ten feet of water.

Plummer was pronounced dead at the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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