JONESTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – A kayaker died after he and several others became stranded on the Swatara Creek Saturday afternoon.
The group became stranded after floating over a low-head dam just west of Jonestown around 4:45 p.m. Perry Ratcliffe Jr., 36, of Lebanon, was dragged under the water.
Other kayakers were able to recover Ratcliffe and perform CPR. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
First responders were able to rescue other kayakers who had become stranded.