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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 ( ) 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,

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