Man dies after falling into water near Lincoln Drive

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

FAIRMOUNT PARK (WPVI) -- Police say a 20-year-old man is dead after being pulled from the water near Lincoln Drive in the Fairmount Park section of Philadelphia.

Officials responded before 11 a.m. Thursday to the area just under the Henry Avenue Bridge after reports of a person in the water.

Police say the victim was sitting on the wall and fell backwards into the water.

Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police have not released his name.