Cries for help spark search at Goddard State Park

SANDY LAKE, Pa. (WKBN) – Cries for help in the dark at Goddard State Park in Mercer County sparked a search for the source of the pleas.

A call came in to the county 911 center about 2 a.m. from fishermen on Lake Wilhelm who heard screaming and cries for help.

After searching the lake and surrounding park, nothing was found.

State foresters were assisted by volunteer firefighters from Sheakleyville and Sandy Lake.

Goddard State Park encompasses 2,856 acres. The 1,680-acre Lake Wilhelm is a popular lake for fishing. Docks are open from May 1 to October 31.

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