'Floating' Pennsylvania Man in River Causes Alarm

Witnesses and police thought sleeping swimmer was a dead body floating in the shallow water.
3:00 | 08/09/12

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In this case that's a good thing a man's body was discovered in the Susquehanna River just below its Bild am an area -- -- drownings here for. Police in the corner where -- -- fully prepared to investigate a drowning. Sue Hubbard was under that -- impression she first spotted the man's body in shallow water I saw him down by himself. And it's the second -- is you know my gosh it wasn't long though and this happened. The man sat up he was OK just floating in the river on a hot summer's day. People who witnessed it couldn't believe we -- standing here talking to you little suddenly sat up and apparently wasn't -- Do you believe that no this is unbelievable I says it's a miracle. I mean it's great one of the strangest things about this whole situation was that at first a lot of the onlookers noticed that the -- the river was wearing this light jacket. And so if he was the Jenny victim they wondered. How he got there. Turns out he was just out for a mid afternoon nap in the Susquehanna -- -- felt like -- -- But it was called. You heard right Joseph De'Angelo fell asleep in the river. And was oblivious to what was going on around him until a dragonfly and landed on his notes -- was -- -- -- cloud that -- The clouds and we're playing -- club. And it was a wonderful play a wonderful thing for sure for all of those who thought De'Angelo was gone. He told us he was sorry for wasting everyone's time but that he was just living the best way -- -- in Jordan like these. And that's what I was born. Soria entered anybody knows for my enjoyment -- I'm going to enjoy.

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