Dip in Local Swimming Hole Turns Deadly for Woman

Monday, Jun 3, 2013  |  Updated 6:29 PM EDT
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Dip in Swimming Hole Turns Deadly for Woman

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Watering holes can sometimes hold hidden dangers.

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A dip on a hot day turned deadly for a woman this weekend.

The 34-year-old woman died after being pulled from a creek in Pennsylvania.

Emergency crews responded Sunday afternoon to rescue three people from a swimming area known as “little Rocky Glen” near Factoryville in Wyoming County.

Chastity Cobb of Hop Bottom, Pa. was pulled out of the water and taken to Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton.

Lackawanna County Coroner Tim Rowland said she was pronounced dead around 2 p.m.

Tunkhannock Community Ambulance Chief Mike Henn says the swimmers were in a rocky area where the currents “get tricky.”

The cause of death appears to be accidental but the investigation continued Monday.

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On average around 3,500 people die each year from accidental drownings, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

 


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