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Community mourns boy who fell into creek

Memorials adorn the fence close to the area where Adam Croteau fell into Junction Creek on Saturday. The Sudbury teenager died after falling into the swollen creek where he was fishing with some friends.
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A makeshift memorial was set up beside Junction Creek following Adam Dickie’s death.

Memorials adorn the fence close to the area where Adam Croteau fell into Junction Creek on Saturday.

The Sudbury teenager died after falling into the swollen creek where he was fishing with some friends.
Adam was on his way into Grade 8 at Lansdowne Public School.

view more photosStaff Sergeant Todd Marissato said Greater Sudbury Police received a call for assistance in the Louis Street area, off Notre Dame Avenue, at 2:45 Saturday afternoon.  

When police arrived, they were told the youth was last seen being carried downstream by a strong current brought on by heavy rain.

Police, Sudbury Fire, Sudbury E.M.S. and the Helicopter Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police attended in the area to search for the youth. The intensive search eventually stretched from the site of the incident, down the entire length of the creek, to Regent Street.
 
At 5:50 p.m., the youth was located in a box culvert 40-feet from wher he fell in and transported by E.M.S. to St. Joseph’s Health Centre, where he was pronounced dead




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