Official: Man, woman drown in central Pa. river

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a man and woman drowned after venturing out on the rain-swollen Susquehanna River on flotation devices and apparently being swept over a dam.

Officials in Clinton County say the accident was reported at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday between Lock Haven and Woodward Township.

Mike Fetzer, assistant chief of the Dunnstown Fire Company, says three people were using flotation devices and apparently became caught in the current of the river, which is running high after recent rains, and were swept over the small dam.

Fetzer says the bodies of a man and woman were later recovered and they were pronounced dead by the county coroner. He says a kayaker rescued the third person, who was taken to a hospital. The victim’s condition was not immediately available.

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