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Teen Dies After Fall In Scranton

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SCRANTON — A teenager died Tuesday night after falling while climbing off a building in Scranton.

Police tell us John Dutter, 15, of Scranton was with friends who were jumping from the roof of a car wash on Moosic Street around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dutter decided not to jump and his friends helped him climb down.

Officers say on the way down, Dutter fell and at first appeared to be unhurt. He collapsed and was taken to the hospital where he died.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Scranton police say an adult witness confirmed the story and have cell phone video to prove it.


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