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Ellwood City teen drowns in Slippery Rock Creek

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SLIPPERY ROCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -

A search in Lawrence County ended in tragedy, as a teen drowned in a popular swimming area.

Rescue crews recovered the body of 17-year-old John Wayne Durnell from Slippery Rock Creek near Frew Mill Road Sunday evening.

Police say the boy, who was with swimming with a friend at Kennedy's Mills, tried to swim across the creek and drowned after getting caught in the strong current.

State police and the county coroner are investigating.

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