CONNELLSVILLE (KDKA) — A local teenager drowned in the Youghiogheny River Friday.

Connellsville Police say 17-year-old Scott Jeffries jumped into the river from Flat Rock to swim to a pier.

READ MORE: Kenny Pickett Passes Dan Marino For Most Career Touchdowns

This happened shortly after 6 p.m. Friday near Yough River Park.

A search dog from the Fayette County Coroner’s Office picked up Jeffries’ scent from a piece of clothing and found him just before 8 p.m.

READ MORE: Fire Breaks Out At St. Vladimir Ukrainian Church In Arnold

The incident remains under investigation.

Stay with KDKA for the latest developments.

MORE NEWS: North Hills Special Response Team Hosts Toys For Tots Drive

RELATED LINKS
More Local News
More Fayette County News