Fisherman trying to aid struggling friend drowns in creek

May 25, 2019

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Pennsylvania fisherman trying to help his struggling friend fell into the fast-moving water of a creek and drowned.

The Monroe County coroner said the accident happened at about 6 p.m. Thursday near the Route 1919 bridge on McMichael Creek in Stroudsburg.

Coroner Thomas Yanac Jr. said 29-year-old Adam Miklovich of East Stroudsburg went to the aid of a friend who was falling into the water, but he lost his footing himself and fell in.

Yanac said Miklovich was the father of two small children. A third person jumped in to help and was injured. The initial victim and the third person were taken to a hospital for treatment.

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