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VIDEO Philadelphia man drowns at Blue Marsh Lake

In reading tom rader 69 news.

>>rangers at blue marsh lake are issuing a warning after a swimmer drowned ahead of one of the busiest times of the lake the 4th of july holiday.

They say a 21 year-old man from philadelphia was in the water with friends yesterday when he went under wfmz is katiera winfrey is live at the lake with more for us tonight >>wendy with more people expected to hit the lake for the july 4th holiday park rangers are encouraging their campaign telling folks to get on their life jackets to make sure they are safe as for the victim, he drowned he drowned about 40 feet from the shore.

And officials say he likely became just too exhausted to make it back.

>>the water at blue marsh lake is calm now.

But sunday evening officials say tragedy struck when 21 year-old angel rivera medina went under people have to remember first of all that.

>>swimming in a lake or river is different than swimming in a pool.

>>officials say rivera medina and friends were in the water tossing around a frisbee when a wind gust likely push the freeze be farther out they say rivera medina and a friend went to get it and his friend turned around after getting tired.

But rivera medina kept going.

>>you can get over extended over confident, if you will with your abilities.

>>several people tried to find him 30 minutes after going under a diver recovered the body 40 feet from shore in roughly 6 to 10 feet of water.

Officials say exhaustion is likely to blame they say strong winds could have made swimming back to shore more challenging.

>>i think they do have to be even thing not the because you never know what the cooling see something in the water.

>>the tragedy has and kept people out of the water but has them on alert.

>>i guess all to think about it more, but now you see i don't have my best on officials say when it comes to drowning men between the ages of 20 to 60 make up the most fatalities.

They say men often feel confident in their swimming but just as you're careful putting life jackets on your children.

You should wear them yourself.

>>rangers say if you do plan to hit the lake make sure you swim with a friend a lot of times when someone is drowning they may not be able to yell for help or even splash about to get anybody's attention so if you're out there on the water would someone make sure you




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