UPDATE: Body Pulled From River

Published 04/24 2014 10:58PM

Updated 04/26 2014 02:46AM

UPDATE:   The name of a fisherman who drowned in Carbon County yesterday was released on Friday.
 A search and rescue crew recovered the body of 63-year-old Paul Oravec of McAdoo Thursday night.
 
Oravec was pulled from the swift waters of the Lehigh River in Kidder Township.
First responders from both Carbon and Luzerne Counties searched for the 64-year-old man for several hours Thursday evening.
investigators say Oravec fell into the fast-moving river while fishing and his death has been ruled an accident.
 


Kidder Township, Carbon County - A search and rescue effort became a recovery mission in Carbon County as the body of a fisherman was pulled from the swift waters of the Lehigh River.

First responders from both Carbon and Luzerne Counties came together for the search and rescue of a 64-year-old man Thursday night.  Reports of someone in the water in Kidder Township came in just after 5 p.m. in the area of the Tannery Road Bridge.

The Kidder Township Volunteer Fire Chief says 2 men were fishing in the Lehigh River, when one fell in.  "Apparently the gentleman was fishing off of Red Rock, slipped, fell, or went into a deep hole, no exactly sure what it was," explains the Chief.

More than 5 rescue teams responded, but it was too late. They found the body down stream.  The Chief believes strong currents played a role.  At this time the coroner has not yet released the name of the victim.

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