REPORT: Escape attempt turns tragic for handcuffed man


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Investigation continues into the death of a handcuffed man who died Saturday night after escaping the custody of a deputy sheriff and running into an Ephrata Borough creek, officials said Sunday.

Andrew Davis Good, 24, drowned in the Cocalico Creek near WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, according to Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni.

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Ephrata Police Chief William Harvey said at a news conference Saturday night that police were dispatched at 7:47 p.m. to the hospital parking lot to assist a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy struggling with Good, who was handcuffed and in a chain restraint belt.

The deputy requested help, but Good escaped and ran into the nearby 12-foot-deep creek, Harvey said.

Several Ephrata police officers tried to rescue the man, according to Harvey, and fire rescue crews also responded to search. Good was found dead in the creek at 9:22 p.m., he said.

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