UPDATE: Police Search River for Shane Montgomery
[Update 4:45 p.m.] The Inquirer reports on video evidence that led to today’s search:
A newly surfaced surveillance video shows missing college student Shane Montgomery leaving the area of a Manayunk pub, walking toward a bridge over the Manayunk Canal – and vanishing, according to law enforcement sources.
Sources said the video shows Montgomery heading across Main Street shortly after 1:50 a.m., when he left Kildare’s Irish Pub, walking toward a footpath over the canal. That footpath opens onto an isolated parking lot on a thin wedge of land that sits between the canal and a steep, unguarded bluff over the Schuylkill River.
The video does not show Montgomery re-emerging from the area, the Inky reports. An FBI spokesman would not confirm or deny the video’s existence, the paper said.
[Original 12:08 p.m.]
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6ABC reports that police have descended upon Manayunk today in an intensified search for Shane Montgomery:
Additional police officers have been sent to the Manayunk section of Philadelphia amid the search for missing college student Shane Montgomery.
Those officers were searching the water on Wednesday after, police say, a new and “credible” tip came in that put Shane near the Manayunk canal.
This, as the reward in the search for the 21-year-old West Chester University student reached $65,000.
That announcement was made on the family’s Facebook site seeking help finding Montgomery:
More details as the story develops.