Neshaminy Creek Search For Two Missing Teens Ramps Up At Daybreak [Video]

Neshaminy Creek in Bucks County, Pennyslvania is the scene of an extensive search by county, state, and federal agencies after two teen-aged boys disappeared in its waters Tuesday night near the Neshaminy Falls train station.

As you can see in the above video, the two teen-agers from Bensalem were lost late at night when a group of three boys were swimming in the unpredictable waters swollen by recent rain.

According to Philly Burbs, all three teens were swept away by a rough current during the Neshaminy Creek night swim. A 17-year-old boy managed to escape and notify police around 10 PM that his friends were missing.

But Dan Tadrzynski and Perry Krewson, both recent high school graduates and both age 18, haven’t been seen since.

The search has included Bucks County rescue units, Philadelphia marine units, and the US Coast Guard. At least two helicopters have searched from the air to assist fireboats on the water.

Dive teams had also joined the Neshaminy Creek search on Wednesday.

A ramped-up search resumes around 7 AM. At that time, firefighters with specialized equipment will be able to join the search.

My Fox Philly quoted Director of Public Safety for Bensalem Township Fred Harran as saying that the Neshaminy Creek waters had been unusually high after recent rains:

“Have had a lot of rain the last few days. It’s extremely rough waters. They could have gotten out of the water and they’re on the banks of the creek laying there unconscious. We’re checking anything we can.”

Here’s are a couple of tweet from yesterday’s search effort:

At this point, considering the length of time the two teens have been missing in Neshaminy Creek, authorities are viewing the search as a recovery effort rather than a rescue.

[waterfall still photo by Paleopod via Wikimedia]