Friday, September 4, 2015

Police: One boy missing from Pennypack Creek

One boy has been rescued and another is still missing after police say the two jumped into Pennypack Creek Monday afternoon.

Police: One boy missing from Pennypack Creek

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This post has been updated from an earlier version.

A 13-year-old boy went missing Monday afternoon after he and his 11-year-old brother got swept up in the rushing waters of Pennypack Creek.

The brothers live near the area where they went into the creek, near the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Winchester Avenue in Bustleton, at 1:42 p.m., police said. The 11-year-old boy managed to get out of the creek on his own but he told police who responded to a call for a rescue that he'd seen his brother go over a waterfall.

The 11-year-old was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children to be checked out. His injuries, if any, were unknown.

Around 4:45 p.m., police said the 13-year-old boy still hadn't been found. Dive teams are reportedly still searching the creek for that boy.

 An earlier report that the 11-year-old brother was resecued was incorrect, police said.

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