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Dads ID'd As Men Pulled From Creek In PA Park: Police Dads ID'd As Men Pulled From Creek In PA Park: Police
Dads ID'd As Men Pulled From Creek In PA Park: Police Two fathers have left behind young children — including an infant after drowning in a Pennsylvania creek, as detailed in a GoFundMe started for their family. The discovery of the first body led divers to another body, as Daily Voice previously reported.  Bilsón Araél Ramirez, 22 recently of Pittsburgh, but originally of Guatemala, was found "floating in the Montour Run Creek near the Montour Run Trail" around 4:05 p.m. in Moon Township on June 28, according to the police release and identified by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office on July 9.  After first res…
Lehigh Valley Man Dies Tubing On Delaware River: Coroner Lehigh Valley Man Dies Tubing On Delaware River: Coroner
Lehigh Valley Man Dies Tubing On Delaware River: Coroner Officials have identified the Pennsylvania man who drowned while tubing in on the Delaware River on Saturday, July 6.  Gary M. Conley, 53, of Forks Township, was on a tube on the Delaware River when he went into the water and "did not return to the surface," said the Northampton County Coroner's Office.  Bystanders pulled him to the shore and performed CPR until he could be taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, Anderson Campus, authorities said. He was resuscitated at the hospital but died from complications from the drowning on Sunday, July 7, according to the coroner.  His de…
Family Rallies For Support After Swimmer Found Dead In Delaware Water Gap: Fundraiser Family Rallies For Support After Swimmer Found Dead In Delaware Water Gap: Fundraiser
Family Rallies For Support After Swimmer Found Dead In Delaware Water Gap: Fundraiser A family was rallying for support after a Jackson Township man died while swimming in the Delaware Water Gap, according to a fundraising campaign. A GoFundMe page was created in memory of 24-year-old Jeysson Osorio Reyes. His body was found after he went missing in the Delaware River near Milford Beach in Milford, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 29. Osorio's GoFundMe page had raised more than $1,200 from at least 17 donations as of Wednesday, July 3. "I please ask all the people that if you can help with whatever comes from your heart," wrote Mayra Diaz, the fundraiser's org…
Swimmer Drowns In Schuylkill River In Reading, Officials Say Swimmer Drowns In Schuylkill River In Reading, Officials Say
Swimmer Drowns In Schuylkill River In Reading, Officials Say One person died while swimming near Reading's Riverfront Park on Saturday, June 29, according to city officials.  Reading firefighters said the male victim was seen going into the water near "Penske Beach" and never came back out. Dive crews recovered his body and he was pronounced dead at this scene, first responders said.  Authorities did not report his name.  "Our thoughts are with the family and friends during this difficult time," City Hall said in a statement on Monday, July 1.  "The reality is that accidents occur, and sometimes, even under the best of circumsta…
PA Woman Who Died At National Park Was Traveling Nurse With 'Zest For Life,' Fund Says PA Woman Who Died At National Park Was Traveling Nurse With 'Zest For Life,' Fund Says
PA Woman Who Died At National Park Was Traveling Nurse With 'Zest For Life,' Fund Says Gillian Tones of North Apollo was identified as the Pennsylvania woman who drowned at Glacier National Park in Montana over the weekend. She was 26.  Nations Parks Service officials said Tones slipped and fell into the water above St. Mary Falls on Sunday afternoon, June 23.  Witnesses said bystanders pulled her from the water after she was washed over the falls. She never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at 7 p.m., according to park rangers.  According to her obituary from Curran Funeral Home, Tones was a 2015 graduate of Apollo-Ridge High Schoo…
Woman ID'd After Drowning At State Park In PA: Coroner Woman ID'd After Drowning At State Park In PA: Coroner
Woman ID'd After Drowning At State Park In PA: Coroner A 31-year-old woman who drowned while swimming at a state park has been identified, the York County Coroner announced on Thursday, June 27.  Brittney Hoffman of the 700 block of Madison Avenue, York City, was found unresponsive in the Quaker Race Day Use swimming area of Gifford Pinchot State Park on Tuesday night, as explained by Chief Coroner Pam Gay. "Life-saving measures were implemented, but the female never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at 5:55 p.m. This incident appears to be a probable drowning," Gay wrote in the release. Chief Deputy Coroner Tania Zech r…
PA 18-Year-Old ID'd After Drowning In Susquehanna River: Authorities PA 18-Year-Old ID'd After Drowning In Susquehanna River: Authorities
PA 18-Year-Old ID'd After Drowning In Susquehanna River: Authorities An 18-year-old man drowned in the Susquehanna River on Saturday, police announced on June 23.  The incident began when Gavin Frey of Howard, PA was swimming with a 22-year-old friend in the Susquehanna River between the City Beach and Riverview Park around 4:45 p.m. on June 22, Lock Haven City Police explain and he was later identified by the Clinton County Coroner Zach Hanna. The police and local fire and EMS were called to a water rescue "for two males who had been swimming and began yelling for help," as stated in the police release.  The 22-year-old man was rescued by a pri…
Pennsylvania Woman Drowns In Waterfall At Glacier National Park (UPDATED) Pennsylvania Woman Drowns In Waterfall At Glacier National Park (UPDATED)
Pennsylvania Woman Drowns In Waterfall At Glacier National Park (Updated) A 26-year-old Pennsylvania woman died after falling into the water at Glacier National Park in Montana, according to officials.  The National Parks Service said Gillian Tones of North Apollo slipped on a rock and fell into the water above St. Mary Falls on Sunday afternoon, June 23.  Witnesses said Tones was washed over the falls and trapped underwater for "several minutes," rangers said in a release. Bystanders pulled her from the bottom of the falls and rendered CPR before EMTs arrived in a helicopter.  She never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at 7 p.m…
Pennsylvania Parents Of 6 Drown In Florida Rip Current, Sheriff Says Pennsylvania Parents Of 6 Drown In Florida Rip Current, Sheriff Says
Pennsylvania Parents Of 6 Drown In Florida Rip Current, Sheriff Says Two Pennsylvania parents drowned in rip currents while vacationing in Pennsylvania Thursday, June 20, authorities said. Brian Warter, 51, and Erica Wishard, 48, were with their six, mostly-teenage children when they got swept out by a rip current at Hutchinson Island, a beach in Martin County Florida, the county sheriff's office said. Two of the teens were with their parents and were able to break the current, the sheriff's office said. They tried to help their parents, but it became too dangerous and they were forced to swim ashore. Martin County Ocean Rescue found Wishard and Warter…
Body Of Man, 30, Pulled From Schuylkill River, Police Say (VIDEO) Body Of Man, 30, Pulled From Schuylkill River, Police Say (VIDEO)
Body Of Man, 30, Pulled From Schuylkill River, Police Say (Video) The body of a 30-year-old man was pulled from the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia Tuesday, June 18, police said. Video shared to the Citizen App shows a Philadelphia Marine Unit at the scene on the 2400 block of Walnut Street. A spokesperson for the city police department said the man, identified only as John Doe, was pronounced dead at 6:16 p.m.
Argument Over Bicycle Leaves Pennsylvania 9-Year-Old Dead, Campaign Says Argument Over Bicycle Leaves Pennsylvania 9-Year-Old Dead, Campaign Says
Argument Over Bicycle Leaves Pennsylvania 9-Year-Old Dead, Campaign Says A child was pronounced dead after rescuers found him in Tacony Creek on Sunday, June 9, authorities told Daily Voice.  Police were called to the creek near the 100 block of East Wyoming Street around 6 p.m. The victim, 9, was found unresponsive and taken to St. Christopher's Hospital where he died, city police said.  Citing the city Medical Examiner's Office, Fox29 identified the boy as Philadelphia School District student Ernest Harmon-Tague.  Harmon-Tague's loved ones have launched a fundraiser on GoFundMe to assist with funeral costs. The campaign, launched by&n…
Coroner IDs Lehigh Valley Dad Killed In Workplace Accident Coroner IDs Lehigh Valley Dad Killed In Workplace Accident
Jeff Delp Killed In Portland Workplace Accident: Officials Authorities have named the 43-year-old dad who drowned in an industrial drainage basin in Portland Borough on Saturday, in a release on Tuesday, March 12.  Jeffrey R. Delp of Upper Mount Bethel Township has been identified as the man who drowned, the Northampton County Coroner's Office stated in a release. It happened at Ultra-Poly Corporation, 102 Demi Road at the Portland Industrial Park on March 9, officials said.  Delp's cause of death was drowning and the manner of death was accidental, as stated in the release. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is inves…
Details About Maryland Kayaker Found Dead In Susquehanna River Revealed Details About Maryland Kayaker Found Dead In Susquehanna River Revealed
Details About Maryland Kayaker Found Dead In Susquehanna River Revealed The details about the death and life of a kayaker found in the Susquehanna River nearly two days after he went missing have been released. Brenton King's kayak was recovered by firefighters in the Susquehanna River, south of City Island, around 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Harrisburg police said, as Daily Voice initially reported.   His wife's best friend, Tracy Burkey, detailed the situation in a GoFundMe she launched to help Brent's family: "On the morning of Friday February 16th Brent went out to do what he loves, fish. He had all the proper gear and equipment. He texted his w…
Cause Of Death Revealed For Ephrata Man 'Trapped' By Conestoga River: Coroner Cause Of Death Revealed For Ephrata Man 'Trapped' By Conestoga River: Coroner
Cause Of Death Revealed For Ephrata Man 'Trapped' By Conestoga River: Coroner A second Ephrata man has ended up dead in an area waterway in under a week. Allen "Ray" Nolt, was driving along Cabin Drive in West Earl Township when his vehicle became "trapped in the high waters" of the Conestoga River on Monday morning, Chief Deputy Coroner Eric Bieber explained.  The "submerged" 73-year-old was rescued from his vehicle and taken to WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital's Emergency Department, where he was pronounced dead at 7:43 a.m., on Dec. 18, Bieber detailed. Our Water Rescue Team continues to respond to stranded motorists throughout the Northeast regi…
Hero Dad Who Drowned Saving Stepdaughter At Jersey Shore Was Medic In National Guard Hero Dad Who Drowned Saving Stepdaughter At Jersey Shore Was Medic In National Guard
Hero Dad Who Drowned Saving Stepdaughter At Jersey Shore Was Medic In National Guard Mark Antwain Costin of Vineland lived and died a hero. His final act of heroism came on Labor Day, while trying to save his 12-year-old future step-daughter from drowning at the beach in Strathmere. Costin's fiancé, Melissa Metcalf, told 6abc they planned a last-minute trip to the beach in Cape May County on Labor Day, Sept. 4. They brought Metcalf's three children, Logan, Riley and Reagan Gallagher, as well as one of her son's girlfriends. They also brought Costin's daughter, Jocelyn. But while Mark was swimming with Jocelyn and Reagan, tragedy struck.  His soon-to-be stepdaughter, Reag…
DROWNING: 4-Year-Old Grandson Of 2 Rabbis Dies In Pennsylvania Park DROWNING: 4-Year-Old Grandson Of 2 Rabbis Dies In Pennsylvania Park
Drowning: 4-Year-Old Grandson Of 2 Rabbis Dies In Pennsylvania Park The grandson of two rabbis has died suddenly in Pennsylvania, authorities confirmed on Wednesday, Aug. 9.  Sholom Dovber Markel had been with his family in a designated swimming area by the south shore of Pleasant Valley Beach when he was found unresponsive around 1:50 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, multiple authorities confirmed.  Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Moraine State Park initially confirmed the incident.  The Butler County Water Rescue Team 300 and the Portersville Volunteer Emergency Medical Services were called to the scene. The DCNR is investigati…
Four More Bucks Flood Victims Named By Officials Four More Bucks Flood Victims Named By Officials
Four More Bucks Flood Victims Named By Officials Authorities have released the names of four more people who died in the flash flooding in Bucks County on Sunday, July 16.  They are:  Enzo Depiero, a 78-year-old man from Newtown Susan Barnhart, a 53-year-old woman from Titusville, NJ Yuko Love, a 64-year-old woman from Newtown Linda Depiero, a 74-year-old woman from Newtown.  Katheryn Seley, a 32-year-old mom from Charleston, South Carolina, was previously confirmed as having died, Daily Voice reported.  Two of Seley's children, 9-month-old Conrad Sheils and 2-year-old Matilda Sheils, are the subject of a mass search…
Boat Thief Drowns In PA River While Escaping Cops: Authorities Boat Thief Drowns In PA River While Escaping Cops: Authorities
Boat Thief Drowns In PA River While Escaping Cops: Authorities The man whose body was recovered from the Delaware River in Bucks County was allegedly fleeing police, according to the Coroner's Office.  Officials announced on Monday, July 3 that an adult man's remains were found on the riverbank near 6206 Radcliffe Street in Bristol Township. Just four days later, County Coroner Meredith Buck says he has been identified as 36-year-old Sokhon Sam of Philadelphia.  Citing Bristol police, the Coroner's Office said Sam was trying to steal a boat from a private residence on the 6600 block of Radcliffe Street on June 27.  When o…
Man Found Unresponsive In PA Pool ID'd: Coroner Man Found Unresponsive In PA Pool ID'd: Coroner
Man Found Unresponsive In PA Pool ID'd: Coroner A 71-year-old man who was found unresponsive in his Central Pennsylvania pool over the weekend has been identified, authorities said. Richard B. Flickinger was found in the pool at his home on the 3100 block of Grandview Road in Penn Township, around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, York County Coroner Pamela Gay said. Tragically, the area is one street away from a local medical center, according to Google Maps.  Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and Flickinger was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:20 p.m., by Deputy Coroner Onalee Gilbert and Deputy Coroner in Training Jackie Heffn…
TRAGEDY: Man Found Unresponsive In Pool Pronounced Dead In Central PA TRAGEDY: Man Found Unresponsive In Pool Pronounced Dead In Central PA
Tragedy: Man Found Unresponsive In Pool Pronounced Dead In Central PA A 71-year-old man was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in his Central Pennsylvania pool over the weekend, authorities said. The unidentified man was found in the pool at his home on the 3100 block of Grandview Road in Penn Township, around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, York County Coroner Pamela Gay said. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:20 p.m., Gay said. An autopsy at Lehigh Valley Hospital is scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 4.
Man Drowns After Rescuing Children In Lake Nockamixon Man Drowns After Rescuing Children In Lake Nockamixon
Man Drowns After Rescuing Children In Lake Nockamixon A man is dead after leaping into Lake Nockamixon to save two children who "appeared to be in distress," says the Bucks County Coroner's Office.  It happened on Thursday, June 29, officials wrote in a release.  Marvin Alexan Fernandez Chicas, 37, "disappeared in the water following his rescue of two children who were swimming," the Coroner's Office said. His cause of death was drowning and the manner was ruled accidental.  “Our office extends its deepest condolences to the Decedent’s family and friends during this difficult time as they process this tragic loss," sa…
Details Emerge In Bucks County 9-Year-Old's Death Details Emerge In Bucks County 9-Year-Old's Death
Details Emerge In Bucks County 9-Year-Old's Death Authorities have released more information after a 9-year-old boy was found dead in a Bucks County pond early this week.  A dive team recovered the child's body from a small pond at Vaux and Hickory drives in New Britain Borough just before 6 p.m. on Monday, June 19, Daily Voice reported.  Now, the Bucks County Coroner's Office says the boy died by drowning and that the manner of death was accidental, following an autopsy conducted Wednesday, June 21.  "At this time, given that he is a minor, he is being identified by the initials JM Jr.," the coroner said. “O…
Missing Boy, 9, Found Dead In PA Pond Missing Boy, 9, Found Dead In PA Pond
Missing Boy, 9, Found Dead In PA Pond The body of a 9-year-old boy who had gone missing was pulled from a Pennsylvania pond on Monday evening, June 19, officials said. Police arriving at the pond located at Vaux and Hickory drives in New Britain Borough saw a boy’s bicycle with a fishing pole next to it, around 5:50 p.m., the Central Bucks Regional Police Department said. A dive team from Point Pleasant Fire Department responded and found the young boy within minutes. He was taken to Doylestown Hospital where he was pronounced dead just after 7 p.m., police said. The area remains an active scene with police presence.…
Devil's Pool Claims Life Of Man In Philadelphia Devil's Pool Claims Life Of Man In Philadelphia
Devil's Pool Claims Life Of Man In Philadelphia The body of a drowned 38-year-old man was recovered from Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia Friday, June 16, authorities said Daily Voice. The man was walking across the creek at Devil’s Pool when he fell in around 6:05 p.m., Philadelphia police said. His body was recovered approximately one hour later and he was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the Friends of Wissahickon website, Devil's Pool is a natural basin that's 15 feet deep and 25 feet wide.
Body Pulled From Lehigh River Identified ID'd As Missing LU Student Body Pulled From Lehigh River Identified ID'd As Missing LU Student
Body Pulled From Lehigh River Identified ID'd As Missing LU Student The body of Lehigh University student from New Jersey who's been missing since January was recovered in the Lehigh River last week, school administrators said in a statement Wednesday.  "After a concerted search effort last winter failed to provide any information about his disappearance, we received confirmation today that a body recovered in the Lehigh River last week was Daniel’s," wrote President Joseph J. Helble in a letter to the campus community on May 24.  Lee, a second-year engineering student whose LinkedIn profile shows he's from East Hanover, NJ, was reported miss…
HERO: Former NY Giant Peyton Hillis In ICU After Saving His Kids From Drowning In Florida HERO: Former NY Giant Peyton Hillis In ICU After Saving His Kids From Drowning In Florida
Hero: Former NY Giant Peyton Hillis In ICU After Saving His Kids From Drowning In Florida Onetime New York Giants fan favorite Peyton Hillis was hospitalized after a swimming accident in Florida in which he saved two of his kids and two adults from drowning, authorities confirmed. Hillis, 36, remained in intensive care and was "having some problems with his kidneys and his lungs," reported his uncle, Greg Hillis, "but the doctors say he is improving." The children and adults reportedly were fine. Members of Escambia County Fire Rescue who responded to the noontime incident at Pensacola Beach on Wednesday, Jan. 4, said the "brave" Hillis "quickly sprang into action to rescue th…
Toddler Dies Day After Drown In Pennsylvania Pond: Reports Toddler Dies Day After Drown In Pennsylvania Pond: Reports
Toddler Dies Day After Drown In Pennsylvania Pond: Reports A 2-year-old who fell into a private pond in Bethel Park on Saturday, Nov. 5, has died, according to multiple media reports.  Emergency crews were called to a home on Tischler Road just after noon, Bethel Park police Chief Timothy O'Connor told WTAE.  Upon arrival, officers started CPR on the child until medics arrived and took the toddler to an area hospital, reports WPXI.  The child died on Sunday night according to KDKA and WTAE.  Daily Voice spoke with police in Bethel Park police who say Allegheny County police are now investigating this drowning. Allegheny C…
Driver Tried Escaping Before Divers Pulled His Body From Creek In Philly Burbs (UPDATE) Driver Tried Escaping Before Divers Pulled His Body From Creek In Philly Burbs (UPDATE)
Driver Tried Escaping Before Divers Pulled His Body From Creek In Philly Burbs (Update) A 56-year-old Jeep driver tried escaping from his sinking vehicle after running a red light hitting multiple vehicles then becoming submerged in Neshaminy Creek, the Bucks County Courier Times reports citing a news release. The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. It started when the red 2014 Jeep ran the light on Newportville Road onto Bristol Pike and struck a pickup truck, the outlet said quoting Bristol police. The Jeep then rear-ended a sedan that was stopped on Bristol Pike, ten struck a house and drove into the creek. Witnesses say they saw the driver try to escape,…
Community Support Grows For PA Family Of Ocean City Drowning Victim Community Support Grows For PA Family Of Ocean City Drowning Victim
Community Support Grows For PA Family Of Ocean City Drowning Victim Community support is growing for the Pennsylvania family of a 56-year-old man who drowned in Ocean City. Shawn Reilly, of Thornhurst, was on vacation with his wife, Nicole, and their 21-year-old son when he was pulled under by strong currents on Thursday, Sept. 8, DailyVoice.com reported. Reilly's 21-year-old son jumped in to try and save him, but it was too late. A lifeguard was able to pull his son to safety but was unable to save Shawn.  John Mulderig of Jermyn, PA, has organized a GoFundMe that had raised more than $11,000 as of Friday, Sept. 16. "Shawn was doing what he lov…
PA Dad Dies, Son Rescued Swimming In Ocean City: Report PA Dad Dies, Son Rescued Swimming In Ocean City: Report
PA Dad Dies, Son Rescued Swimming In Ocean City: Report A 56-year-old Pennsylvania dad drowned and his son was rescued by lifeguards after trying to save him while swimming off Ocean City, NJ, 6abc reports. Shawn Reilly's 21-year-old son ran into the water after him on Thursday, Sept. 8 at the unprotected 12th Street beach, the outlet said. Both men were pulled to shore, and Reilly, of Thornhurst, ultimately died. His son's condition wasn't immediately clear. Click here for more from 6abc.
Man, 25, Drowns Swimming In Delaware River Man, 25, Drowns Swimming In Delaware River
Man, 25, Drowns Swimming In Delaware River A 25-year-old man from Colombia drowned while swimming with friends on the Delaware River Sunday, Sept. 4, WFMZ says. Juan Pardo's friends tried helping him as he struggled around 11:10 a.m., when he got swept up in the current, the outlet said. Crews were called to the Scott Park boat launch after his friends lost sight of him and swam to shore. Pardo's body was recovered after about 50 minutes, and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Click here for more from WFMZ.