Quantcast

Crews will continue search for missing man - abc27 WHTM

Crews will continue search for missing man

Posted: Updated:
DOVER, Pa. (WHTM) -

After nearly five hours of combing the Conewago Creek outside of Dover, rescuers suspended their search Thursday night and announced it will pick back up around 7 a.m. Friday.

Officials say around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, two men fishing in a rowboat got caught up in the current and went over a low-head dam.

One man got out and called for help. The other man has not been seen since.

Both men are in either their 30’s or 40’s, officials say.

The call came in around 3:15 p.m. A command station was set up near Davidsburg Road and Colonial Road.

Crews, with the help of helicopters, searched about a four-mile stretch of the creek and its banks.

Shortly after the search was suspended, first responders stressed safety near dams.

“Stay away from low-head dams if you are on any stream, be aware of your surroundings when you are on the streams,” Lee Byers, chief of East Berlin Fire Department said.

Officials say the men were also towing another boat with coolers and equipment in it.

The men were not wearing life vests.

Their identities were not released Thursday evening.


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Garden Spot marching band performs with Fall Out Boy

    Garden Spot marching band performs with Fall Out Boy

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:33:13 GMT
    When we last left off, the Garden Spot Marching Band was waiting to see if the band Fall Out Boy would live up to their word. Back in July, the school board told the marching band they could not perform one of Fall Out Boy's songs because of the language in the lyrics.More >>
    When we last left off, the Garden Spot Marching Band was waiting to see if the band Fall Out Boy would live up to their word. Back in July, the school board told the marching band they could not perform one of Fall Out Boy's songs because of the language in the lyrics.
    More >>
  • Endless Shrimp® Returns to Red Lobster®

    Endless Shrimp® Returns to Red Lobster®

    Starting Monday, September 1st, Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp, the number one guest-requested promotion, is back for a limited time. This year, guests can satisfy their shrimp cravings through one of the most...More >>
    Starting Monday, September 1st, Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp, the number one guest-requested promotion, is back for a limited time. This year, guests can satisfy their shrimp cravings through one of the most...More >>
  • Boy dies after lightning strike near Peach Bottom

    Boy dies after lightning strike near Peach Bottom

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:03:23 GMT
    A lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a Lancaster County creek.More >>
    A lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a Lancaster County creek.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow