Man who was found dead in Swatara Creek identified


DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — The 58-year-old man who went missing in Swatara Creek on Saturday and was later found dead, has been identified.

According to a Dauphin County spokesperson, Stephen Matrese Sr. of Marysville was the man who drowned in the creek. His death is ruled as an accidental freshwater drowning.

Police say Matrese was found in the creek on Sunday afternoon after a Saturday floating incident.

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Dispatchers say they got a call just before 12:30 on Saturday. They say a group was floating down the creek when they got entangled in branches. They say three or four people got out but Matrese was still missing.

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