City to Examine Safety of Manayunk Canal

Mayor Nutter says measures may be needed after Shane Montgomery's death.

Mayor Nutter says the city should examine the safety of the Manayunk Canal in the wake of Shane Montgomery’s death, KYW reports.

“What we don’t completely know with certainty is where he actually went into the water, how he went into the water,” Nutter told the station. “There are a fair number of protections out there. I’m not going to speculate about what happened or how it happened. We know the end result. But if there are things that we can do along the canal — if that’s where he went into the water — we certainly want to take any additional precautionary steps that we can.”

Montgomery, a West Chester University student, disappeared the night before Thanksgiving after leaving a Manayunk bar. His body was found in the Schuylkill River last weekend. The funeral is scheduled for 9 a.m. today at St. John the Baptist Church, 146 Rector Street.