Man Rescued From Raging Waters in Pennypack Creek

Rescue crews saved a man in the water in Pennypack Creek Tuesday

Rescue crews saved a man struggling to stay afloat in Pennypack Creek in the Frankford section of the city Tuesday morning.

Emergency dispatchers received a call at 10:47 a.m., stating that a man was in the water at Frankford Avenue and Ashburner Street in Pennypack Park. The man was stuck next to the support pillar of the rail bridge.

Chopper 10 captured video of firefighters pulling the man out of the water with a harness. The man appeared to be in a life jacket but did not appear to be injured.


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It is unknown why the man was trapped.

The creek's waters are high and fast-moving after Tuesday morning's heavy rains and flash flooding.

The torrential rain caused more than one water rescue. Firefighters worked Tuesday morning to pull a driver out of a car trapped in high flood waters at the intersection of Philmont Avenue and Red Lion Road in Lower Moreland at about 11:30 a.m.

The intersection remains closed.

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