Death of missing college student ruled accident

Associated Press

Philadelphia — Philadelphia’s mayor says the death of a college student whose body was found in a river a month after he vanished has been ruled an accident.

Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday that the results of other testing on 21-year-old Shane Montgomery’s body haven’t come back yet.

The West Chester University senior’s family watched Saturday as searchers pulled his body from the Schuylkill River in the city’s Manayunk section. He disappeared on Thanksgiving after a night out with friends at an Irish pub.

His mother, Karen Montgomery, says the family did what it had promised: Found Shane and brought him home.

Nutter says the city will look into improving safety along the waterfront near where Montgomery’s body was found.