Police late Wednesday night found bodies matching the descriptions of two teenage boys who disappeared in the Schuylkill earlier in the evening.
The two boys, ages 14 and 15, were last seen around 7:15 p.m. going into the river in the area of 56th Street and Eastwick Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia, police said.
The teens were with a third male who told police that one boy had jumped in the river from a wall to cool off and appeared to be struggling so the other boy also jumped in, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
Police were called to the scene and found clothing and phones belonging to the boys on the wall where they were last seen before they entered the water, Small said.
Police and the Fire Department dispatched marine units to search the river and the police also used the department’s helicopter.