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Family buries Brandon Boyle, who drowned in Pennypack Creek

13-year-old Brandon Boyle, who jumped into the Pennypack Creek along with his 11-year-old brother, Anthony, and two friends on July 1, 2013. Anthony was rescued by authorities. Both friends made it out safely.
July 11, 2013 8:22:46 AM PDT
Family members have buried a 13-year-old boy who drowned in a Philadelphia creek last week while swimming with friends.

Brandon Boyle's body was recovered a week ago in Pennypack Creek in northeast Philadelphia. Authorities say Boyle had been swimming with his 11-year-old brother and their friends several days earlier when he was swept away by the rain-swollen waters. His brother was found clinging to a ledge and was rescued.

Nearly 200 people gathered Wednesday to remember Boyle, who was buried at the St. Dominic Church Cemetery. Family and friends said he was loving and had a good sense of humor.

Emergency workers, along with friends and family, had searched for the boy for days before his body was discovered.


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