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Missing person found dead in Codorus Creek in York

The victim was identified as 26-year-old Andrew C. Altland of York City. He went missing Sunday evening.
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Emergency crews search the Codorus Creek on the 200 block of West Philadelphia Street in York on April 25, 2022.

YORK, Pa. — Update, 7:20 p.m.: The York County Coroner's Office confirmed a body was found in Codorus Creek around the W. Philadelphia Street bridge near Pershing Avenue on Monday. 

The victim was identified as 26-year-old Andrew C. Altland of York City. He was pronounced dead at 11:52 a.m.

According to a public information release from the coroner's office, Altland was missing since Sunday evening after he reportedly fell down an embankment and into the water.

York City Police Department, York County Advanced Technical Rescue and York City Fire Department helped locate and retrieve the victim's body from the creek.

An autopsy for Altland is scheduled for tomorrow at 8 a.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. 


Emergency crews are still on the scene of a reported possible drowning at Codorus Creek in the city of York.

The incident is at a portion of the creek located at the 200 block of West Philadelphia Street in the city, according to emergency dispatch accounts.

Crews were first dispatched to the scene shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday, but the search was suspended due to darkness.

Emergency responders returned to the creek Monday morning to continue the search effort. 

Boats and search crews were seen in the water near the area at about 10 a.m. Emergency personnel are also using drone cameras and divers to assist in the search effort, according to York Deputy Fire Chief William Sleeger Jr. 

Sleeger said several people witnessed a person lost in the water Sunday night, when emergency crews were first called to the scene.

The search was unsuccessful, and crews reconvened this morning to continue looking, according to Sleeger.

The portion of the creek where crews are searching is about eight feet deep at the center, Sleeger said. Water conditions are murky, with several rocks and other debris present. 

Sleeger said the crews are focused on recovery of the victim. 

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