According to a police report, two calls came in reporting of a man who had went under the water and did not come back up. The call came in around 4PM. The Lehighton District 5 Dive Team arrived on scene around 4:20PM. Just after 6PM, the body was discovered and retrieved from the river.
According to the Chief Deputy Coroner of Carbon County, Gerald Jones Jr, a male from out of state died from a drowning that happened during a “group outing” on the Lehigh River.