Update: Man drowns at Beltzville
Carbon County Coroner Bob Miller has confirmed that a man drowned at Beltzville State Park this afternoon.
Miller was at the scene at 6 p.m. and said the man was in his late 20s. His body was found toward the breast of the dam. According to reports at the scene, the man swam out to help someone in an inflatable tube and he went under.
Emergency crews were called shortly after 2 p.m.
Lehighton fire company and its dive team responded, as well as Franklin Township.
Details are still unfolding about the incident.
According to scanner reports, crews were also called to the Lehigh River near Glen Onoko Falls, where a kayak overturned. There were no injuries, but assisted was need getting back to shore.
We'll update as information becomes available.
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