Jamestown Man Missing After Falling Into Flood Waters

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SALAMANCA, NY (WNY News Now) – A man, believed to be from Jamestown, is missing after he was likely washed away into the Allegheny River in Cattaraugus County.

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says an ATV was washed away in flood waters along the Allegheny River near Old Route 17 around 11 p.m. on Friday night.

While the ATV’s driver was able to make it back to shore, they became separated from their passenger.

The passenger’s identity, deputies report, is unknown to the driver. He was known only as “Matt from Jamestown”.

It is believed the passenger is a white male, possibly in his 40’s, with a first name Matt, from Jamestown, NY. He also possibly drives a tan truck.

Deputies say it is unknown if he was able to get out of the water and make it back to safety.

Anyone who may know his identity, or may have been in the Salamanca area that night and witnessed the accident, is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office by phone at (716) 938-9191.

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