August 28, 2012 > Reported Pa. drowning victim was sleeping swimmer
Reported Pa. drowning victim was sleeping swimmer
Submitted By AP Wire Service
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP), Aug 10 - A man floating on a central Pennsylvania river was mistaken for a drowning victim - until he sat up.
WNEP-TV reports (http://bit.ly/QkGqGr ) police and a coroner arrived at the scene Thursday along the Susquehanna River near Williamsport.
Onlookers reported seeing the man floating face-up in a lifejacket just below a dam. The area has seen drownings before.
Turns out the man had fallen asleep while cooling off on a hot summer day.
Swimmer Joseph DeAngelo says he had no idea what was going around him until a dragonfly landed on his nose. Then he sat up.
DeAngelo apologized for the confusion, but says he was living life the best way he knows how.
Information from: WNEP-TV, http://www.wnep.com