Man drowns in Durham County

August 24, 2008 5:22:57 PM PDT
Man drowns at local creek. It happened at a Ellerbee Creek where it feeds into Falls Lake off of 85 on Redwood.

Officals say three men were fishing when one of the men fell into the creek. The other two men walked up half a mile to their truck and drove to a phone to call for help. The call came in around 6 p.m. so police say it may have happened close to 5:30 since it took about a half hour to get to their truck and to a phone.

A Durham County Sheriff says none of them knew how to swim. Divers were called to the scene to search for the body.


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