A 17-year-old boy drowned Sunday afternoon in Slippery Rock Creek, Lawrence County, state police said.
John Wayne Durnell, of Ellwood City, was swimming with a friend in the Slippery Rock Township creek when he tried to swim across and was pulled underwater by the strong currents, police said.
Fire and EMS units went to the scene around 4:30 p.m. Dive teams from Lawrence County and New Castle's fire department recovered the teen's body several hours later.
First Published July 13, 2014 9:07 PM