Busy Day on the River

Body Found in River

Rowers discovered a body in the river this morning near the Hines Rowing Center in Whitemarsh and alerted authorities who recovered the body, which is now at the coroner’s office for further investigation.  The Hines Rowing Center is just over the Conshy/Whitemarsh border on Washington Avenue and rowers from the Whitemarsh Boat Club, Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy and a few other schools utilize the facility.  You can also read a story on Philly.com regarding this incident.

News crews from the local ABC and CBS affiliates were on the scene.  The video above is of the ambulance leaving the scene with the body.

Movie Films on the River

Philly.com reported a few days ago about the independent film Backwards being shot on Boathouse Row in Philadelphia. The film is was written by and stars former Shipley School graduate Sarah Megan Thomas, who also did the fundraising to make the film happen.  One of the other stars of the movie is James Van Der Beek from Dawson’s Creek.  I didn’t spot Dawson in Conshy, but I really didn’t get that close.  All I could see was the catering truck and some tents.