PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An 18-year-old man drowned in the Youghiogheny River in Westmoreland County Saturday.
The coroner says Dallas Kennedy was swimming at Smithton Beach in Belle Vernon, when he went under the water.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Food Banks Team Up With DoorDash To Deliver Free Meals To Seniors
He was under the water for about 20 minutes and friends pulled him to shore and started CPR.
“We started floating towards him and then another guy went out in his kayak and started helping and he found him and pulled him out of the water and he was pale as a ghost,” said Michael Parton who witnessed the incident.READ MORE: PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro Files Brief Saying Health Secretary Has Power To Mandate Masks In Schools
“Brought him to shore, luckily the paramedics were here to try and save him,” said another witness.
He was taken to the hospital where he later died.MORE NEWS: After Doctors Told Him He Had Months To Live, Man From Baldwin Is Ready To Accomplish His Next Goal