2012-06-14 / Local & State

W. Pa. Teen Drowns Days Before 18th Birthday

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Family members say a Pittsburgh teen drowned while swimming at a western Pennsylvania creek.

Officials say 17-year-old Brandon Fuller drowned Saturday evening while swimming at a creek in Gumtown Park in Clarion County.

Fuller's father tells WTAE-TV his son was trying to help another girl who was having an asthma attack when he drowned.

Fuller would have turned 18 on Tuesday. A memorial service is planned.

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