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Men cited for tubing during Sandy

Two men were cited by state police for tubing down flood-prone Chester Creek during Hurricane Sandy Monday.

Men cited for tubing during Sandy

Not the tubers or creek in question, but this guy does look serious.
Not the tubers or creek in question, but this guy does look serious.

Well, this idea was destined to go down the tubes and land the men who thought of it in deep water.

Two men were cited by state police for tubing down flood-prone Chester Creek during Hurricane Sandy Monday.

According to state police, Ricky Sheller, 20, of Glen Mills, and Matthew Sharkey, 20, of Lansdowne, had the brilliant idea to take inner tube rides down Chester Creek around 1:30 p.m., just after the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the creek.

Numerous troopers responded to the area of Forge and Stoney Bank roads in Middletown Township to grab the floaters and help them safely ashore, police said.

State police said the creek did flood, though they did not have flood levels immediately available.

Both Sheller and Sharkey were issued citations for disorderly conduct and released.

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