Police identify man who fell into Prettyboy Dam

Police have identified the man who fell into the Prettyboy Dam Friday night and never resurfaced.

Authorities say 30-year-old Patrick McTague of Alexandria was last seen hanging over the ledge of  the of the dam just before 7 p.m. Friday before falling into the water below.

The search is now a recovery, as police don’t believe McTague could have survived the dangerous, roiling waters below the dam. Police are monitoring the water for when the body  resurfaces. The conditions around the dam are too dangerous to send divers into the water, police said. 

So far search teams have only found a hat and a tennis shoe.

Police say McTague may have taken his own life. 

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