Nay Aug Gorge Search Suspended Due to Dangerous Water Conditions


SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV)  A search of the Nay Aug Gorge for a missing woman has been suspended due to dangerous conditions for dive teams.  Crews had been searching the woman since last night.  
     Eyewitness News Reporter Lauren Hensley with the latest
  Roaring Brook Creek is running high and fast.
    First responders were keeping a watchful eye over the Nay Aug Gorge in Scranton— after a woman remains unaccounted for. 
    Those who live near the park hope the desperate search turns up the woman
“So it is just crazy to know that anything can happen, that could have been us and my heart goes out to my family. The family of the others. I hope they find her.” said Zoey Kermidas, Scranton. 
    This was the scene Thursday night.
    An enormous presence by first responders to Nay Aug Park after the call for a water rescue.    
    While police are still trying to piece together the timeline—they believe this was not a case of swimming  — instead– someone falling in.
    They believe– someone fell in and others took action.     
 “We want people to enjoy the park, but they need to be cautious.  It was an area that we’ve had a tragedy before.” said Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright 
    A man and woman were taken to the hospital and late Thursday night they were said to be in fair condition. 
    A third person– a man– stayed behind to help crews search.
    A woman still remains unaccounted for.
    And as the sun went down…. the search became more difficult.  
“Because of all the rain we had, the level of water is very high, it was running very very quickly.  It was too dangerous for them to go in last night being in the dark. And it was very slippery conditions down there” said Mayor Courtright,.

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