The swollen Brandywine Creek proved too dangerous for two kayakers who went out on the water after Tuesday's violent storms.
The men were last seen going over a dam near the Brandywine Picnic Park in West Chester, Pa. around 1:20 p.m., police said. Both went underwater and when they didn't come up right away, park staff called rescuers.
"Immediately law enforcement responded, water rescue responded…we were able to locate one individual," said West Chester Police Chief Scott Bohn.
He was rushed to Chester County Hospital, but did not survive. Divers resumed their search Wednesday morning for the second kayaker. They do not expect to find him alive.
Strong storms moved through the area in the morning, leaving the creek swollen and dangerous.