4-Yr-Old Port Allegany Boy Drowned in Pool during Party Saturday

Death is Fifth Drowing in Twin Tiers since June

From the Sun Gazette

WELLSBORO — A birthday party turned tragic Saturday afternoon when a 4-year-old boy at the gathering drowned in a backyard swimming pool.

Authorities on Sunday identified the child as Bryce DeBockler of Port Allegany in McKean County.

He drowned in a 4-foot-deep above-ground pool at the 2050 Charleston Road home of Jeff and Dawn Beckman at about 4 p.m., Tioga County Chief Deputy Coroner James Daugherty said.

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