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Schuylkill County Police News

Man in Critical Condition After Nearly Drowning Monday Afternoon in Kelayres

Man is currently at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest

A man is in critical condition after nearly drowning Monday afternoon.

According to State Police-Frackville, the near-drowning happened at Fourth and Market streets in Kelayres, Kline Township at about 3 p.m. Monday, June 17

A 56-year-old man reportedly nearly drowned, according to police. 

First responders arrived on the scene and began performing life-saving procedures. The man, who is not named by police, was rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton and then taken by medical helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. 

Police say the man remains in critical condition in an update provided on Tuesday night.

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