Pa. official: 2 teen volunteer firefighters’ bodies pulled from pond; search on for a 3rd body

By Dan Nephin, AP
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2 teen firefighters’ bodies pulled from Pa. pond

ZELIENOPLE, Pa. — A fire captain says two bodies so far pulled from a pond in western Pennsylvania where a car was found submerged are those of teenage volunteer firefighters.

Police in Zelienople (zee-lee-uh-NOH’-pul) say three teens were reported missing Tuesday night. They confirmed divers and other crews recovered two bodies Wednesday morning and are searching for another.

Volunteer fire Capt. Tyler Murray says two people found in the pond were members of the volunteer organization.

Murray says the department has a drill Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. but doesn’t know whether the teens were on their way there.

Police say all three missing teens attended Seneca Valley High School in Butler County. Two are age 18 and the third is 17.

The pond is about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.

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