Cedarbrook man, son identified as victims in Friday’s Wissahickon Creek drownings

    Michelle Luciano is still coping with the painful reality. Her son and husband are gone.

    Michelle’s 13-year-old son Jordan Luciano and her husband Pete Luciano died in the waters known as “Devil’s Pool” Friday afternoon as three of Pete’s other children watched.

    Pete Luciano, of Gowen Street in the Cedarbrook section of Philadelphia, was at Wissahickon Creek with his children on Friday around 2:40 p.m. when Jordan Luciano began to have trouble swimming. Luciano jumped in to help his son but both Lucianos didn’t resurface.

    “Our dad went to get him and he didn’t come out,” said Jordan’s brother, Justin Luciano.

    Luciano’s other children ran to nearby Valley Green Inn to get help, Philadelphia Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan told NBC10.

    The kids ran to the inn, and the inn used its land line to contact dispatchers, since cell service is spotty in the area where the father and son went under.

    By the time the police marine unit arrived it was too late. The bodies of the teen and his 41-year-old father were pulled from the creek near Valley Green Road and Forbidden Drive just after 4 p.m.

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