Body recovered in Canoe Creek water rescue Sunday afternoon

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BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Crews have been called to Canoe Creek after a man reportedly went under the water and never resurfaced Sunday, according to emergency responders.

UPDATE: An afternoon swim at a local park ended in tragedy for a Blair County man. 23-year-old Chad Skinner, of Williamsburg, went underwater around 3 p.m. Sunday,  off of the eastern shore of Canoe Creek State Park, and failed to resurface.

Emergency responders, including divers from three area counties were called in to search for the missing man. According to the Blair County Coroner’s Office, Skinner’s body was recovered just before 6 p.m.


Officials said the call came in at 3:11 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Currently, Mooring Drive is closed off of Beaver Dam Road while crews search the eastern shore area of Canoe Creek Lake.

Geeseytown Fire Company, Hollidaysburg Fire, State Police out of Hollidaysburg and the Marklesburg Fire dive team are on the scene. Officials state that divers are also coming in to assist from Cambria and Mifflin counties.

This is a developing story. Stay with WTAJ on-air and online as we continue to update and confirm more information.

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