2nd Teen's Body Found in Neshaminy Creek

The bodies of Dan Tadrzynski and Perry Krewson were found in the Neshaminy Creek, two days after getting swept away in the fast-moving current

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    The bodies of Perry Krewson (L) and Dan Tadrzynski (R) were recovered in the Neshaminy Creek today, downstream from the area where both teens went in two days ago and got swept under.

    The bodies of Dan Tadrzynski and Perry Krewson have been found in the Neshaminy Creek, two days after getting swept away in the fast-moving current.

    Investigators found the body of Perry Krewson around 8:00 p.m., just hours after discovering Tadrzynski's body in the area of Old Lincoln Road and Bristol Road in Feasterville, Bucks County.

    Police say Tadrzynski and Perry Krewson, both 18, were swimming along with a third friend in the creek Tuesday night near the Neshaminy Falls train station, according to Bucks County Public Safety Director Fred Harran.

    Harran says the teens began to struggle against the current.

    The third friend, 19, was rescued.

    Search crews worked into the night Tuesday and were back when the day broke on Wednesday to search for Tadrzynski and Krewson. On Wednesday, their rescue mission turned into a recovery effort, which is the term searchers often use when they do not expect to find someone alive.

    Recovery efforts resumed Thursday morning. Crews have been searching with diving and marine units and cadaver dogs have also been brought in.

    Krewson graduated from Bensalem High School in the spring. According to his family, he is enlisted in the Marines and was scheduled to report to basic training in South Carolina next week.

    Tadrzynski was a third-degree black belt who was working as a Martial Arts instructor.

    Even though both teens were athletic, police warn that the currents can be dangerous. In the summer of 2011, a man in his young 20s drowned in the same spot where the boys went under.

    "Any time you have a large amount of rainfall, currents are going to pick up, tides are going to pick up and the pull of The Falls, is horrible, it's horrendous," said Sgt. Andy Aninsman with Bensalem police.

    Police say they have warned other teenagers not to swim in the area, which is posted with "No Swimming" signs.

    Last month, two brothers jumped into the Pennypack Creek in Philadelphia and got swept away after a morning of heavy rains. The younger brother, 11, was found clinging to a ledge in the rain-swollen water and rescued. But the older brother, 13-year-old Brandon Boyle drowned. His body was recovered three weeks later.

     


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