MOOSIC, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Tuesday evening the Lackawanna County Coroner confirmed the body found in Moosic was identified as missing 70-year-old Thomas Yerrick, of Scranton.
The coroner announced Wednesday that Yerrick died as the result of accidental drowning.
It all started while police were searching for 70-year-old Thomas Yerrick, who was last seen on Sunday, April 3 around 3:45 p.m.
Police say they found a backpack Monday night under the Davis Street Bridge in Taylor. It is believed to belong to Yerrick.
They say they called off their search Monday night due to darkness and dangerous conditions, but they were back on scene Tuesday morning.
Officials say Yerrick had health conditions and didn’t have access to his medications.