PERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Diver teams recovered the body of a teenage boy who went under the water Friday evening in the Connoquenessing Creek near Ellwood City in Lawrence County and never resurfaced.
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According to emergency officials, search teams were called to the area off of River and Portersville Roads in Perry Township.
The teen was reportedly swimming with a companion when a strong undercurrent pulled him under the water and he was never able to come back up. That’s when search teams were called in.
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The Lawrence County Coroner’s Office was also called to the scene.
The teenager has not yet been identified, but he was reportedly 14-years-old and from the Beaver Falls area.
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