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Heartbreaking | Body of Madelyn Binkley recovered nearly 3 days after boat capsizes

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The body of three-year-old Madelyn Binkley has been found at the Union Street Boat Ramp according to the Chief of River Rescue Frank Egresitz Sr.


Search and rescue crews recovered Madelyn's body nearly three days after the boat capsize. Fish and Boat crews, as well as, volunteers have been on and off the river since the boat capsized. Crews were on the river searching as recently as today, but had to call off the search at 4:30 p.m. due to weather.

Madelyn's body was recovered a few hours later at 8:30 p.m.

Officials have not disclosed what led to the recovery of the toddler's body.

Toddler still missing after boat capsizes, DA's office now looking for witnesses


Officials say the family of three and their dog were out on the family fishing boat when it capsized on the Susquehanna River near the Dock Street Dam in Harrisburg late Monday night.

Madelyn's father, Cody Binkley, was able to get to shore and call for help. He was taken to the hospital and treated for hypothermia. He was released from the hospital on Wednesday.

He is the only survivor.

The body of Mary Bredbenner, the child's mother, was found a short time later a few miles away down river near the Turnpike Bridge.

Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick completed the autopsy on Bredbenner Thursday. The cause of death was ruled accidental fresh water drowning, according to the coroner.





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