BEECH CREEK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania searched without success for an elderly man swept into floodwaters while trying to retrieve a four-wheeler during Thursday storms.
State police in Clinton County have not identified the 86-year-old Beech Creek Township resident swept into the rain-swollen creek.
Police said rescue crews searched all day Friday for the missing man with the aid of volunteer firefighters, a helicopter, rescue dogs and divers. The Centre Daily Times says the effort was called off Friday and rescuers did not plan to resume Saturday.
Clinton County Emergency Services Director Kevin Fanning says about 7 inches of rain fell in less than an hour in one stretch of the county. Eighteen homes were damaged by flooding and more than 32 miles of secondary roads were damaged. State roads were immediately repaired under an emergency order.