Sunday, July 21, 2019

Man Dies While Swimming in Stripping Pit near Girardville

A man died late Sunday afternoon while swimming in a stripping pit near Girardville.

Around 5:00pm, Girardville Fire personnel and the West End Dive Team from Mahanoy City responded to the "A Hole" in Butler Township just east of Girardville for a water rescue.

The victim reportedly went under and never surfaced.

The West End Dive Team rescued the body of the victim, but were not able to revive him once pulled to shore.

Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner David Truskowsky was at the scene and pronounced the victim.

Butler Township Police also responded to the incident.

Update - Victim Identified

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