Dip in Local Swimming Hole Turns Deadly for Woman

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    Watering holes can sometimes hold hidden dangers.

    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.

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

     


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