Man dies of apparent drowning while swimming in Wissahickon Creek: police

A man swimming in Philadelphia's Wissahickon Creek died of an apparent drowning on Friday, according to police. 

Chief Inspector Scott Small said a caller reported that their friend was struggling in the water around 4:30 p.m.

The body of a 21-year-old man was pulled from the water just after 5:30 p.m., police said. The victim has not been publicly identified.

An official cause of death has not been determined at this point.