- Associated Press - Monday, May 4, 2020

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Emergency crews and volunteers have been searching for a hiker who fell into a creek at a state park in western Pennsylvania over the weekend.

Officials said 38-year-old Jeffrey Hamby of Meadville was hiking with a friend at McConnells Mill State Park in Lawrence County when he fell into Slippery Rock Creek just downstream from the covered bridge at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Park ranger Bryan Moore said more than 85 people including a dozen agencies and three water rescue teams searched with the aid of six dogs and a drone Sunday. He said the creek is in a deep gorge with a lot of rocks and boulders.

Officials said park personnel would be searching again Monday, but they said water conditions are still too high for divers to take part.

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