CONNELLSVILLE (AP) – A 36-year-old man has been identified as the person who drowned in a rain-swollen southwestern Pennsylvania river.

Charles Swift, of Uniontown, was swimming in the Youghiogheny River in Connellsville when he was last seen about 7:45 p.m. Monday.

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Authorities believe he was swept away by strong currents. Others in the water tried to help Swift, but he was apparently pulled underwater by the current.

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Connellsville is about 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

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