SOUTH FAYETTE (KDKA) – Emergency crews rescued a man from a creek in Upper Saint Clair Wednesday morning.

According to emergency dispatchers, the man tried to cross Chartiers Creek near the 1800 block of Mayview Road around 9 a.m.

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As he was trying to cross, he was swept away. Someone near the Frosty Valley golf course heard the man screaming and called 911.

“He stayed at a friend’s house the night before. He got up, he was going to walk to the 7-Eleven for coffee, or whatever. Thought he could take a shortcut by wading across the creek. Stepped in, lost his balance, managed to make it to the other side and that’s when he started screaming for help,” Upper St. Clair Police Chief Douglas Burkholder said.

The 32-year-old was reportedly wearing a T-shirt and underwear when emergency responders found him. The man told police he had taken off his pants because they were wet and it was cold outside.

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He was taken to the hospital to be checked out and no charges are expected to be filed.

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