A preschooler is dead after apparently drowning in a creek.

State police say 3-year-old Joshua Parkinson was pulled from the Mahoning Creek in Punxsutawney on Saturday afternoon. He died at a hospital.

Investigators say the Irvona boy had been playing with children at a home near the creek before he was spotted in the water.

Jefferson County Coroner Bernard Snyder tells The Punxsutawney Spirit that two other boys reported seeing Parkinson go over a wall and into the creek in the area where a bridge used to be located.

–––

Information from: Punxsutawney Spirit

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

Trending Video

Recommended for you