NJ man dies in Pocono Mountain stream

July 4, 2009 12:28:06 PM PDT
Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a 25-year-old New Jersey man died as he was trying to aid another swimmer in a Pocono Mountain stream. The Jersey City resident, whose name has not been released, apparently got into trouble sometime before 2 p.m. in Adams Creek in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Officials say 10 people were swimming in a waterfall pool more than two miles up the trail. Deb Nordeen of the National Park Service says the victim was trying to rescue another swimmer in the rain-swollen stream when he drowned. She says his body was submerged for an hour and located by a diver in a spot where the water was 17 feet deep.

Pike county Coroner Kevin Stroyan says it appears to have been "a tragic accident."

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Information from: Pocono Record, http://www.poconorecord.com/

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