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18-year-old Lockport man drowns in Genesee County creek

Posted at 8:30 PM, Jun 17, 2021

PEMBROKE, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Genesee County Sheriff's Office says an 18-year-old Lockport man is dead after drowning in a creek in Pembroke.

The sheriff's office says deputies responded to a report that someone had jumped into the water Tonawanda Creek at Indian Falls in Pembroke just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to the sheriff's office, several bystanders attempted to locate the man but were unsuccessful.

Crews then found the man's body just before 6 p.m.

A coroner identified the man as 18-year-old Jacob Minnick of Lockport.

According to Lake Effect Ice Cream, Minnick was an employee at their Lockport location. The ice cream shop will be closed in Lockport on Friday to allow the team time to mourn Minnick's passing.