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Man, 23, dies after jumping into Pittsburgh river

July 20, 2014
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in Pittsburgh are investigating the death of a city resident who jumped into the Monongahela River during a boat party.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says 23-year-old Sean Gittins drowned Sunday morning.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1nX1lV3 ) Gittins had been with a group of people on a boat docked along the river.

A spokesman for the medical examiner says Gittins decided to take an early morning swim around 4 a.m. but did not immediately resurface.

His friends called for help, and authorities later found Gittins in the water. He was pronounced dead at a hospital around 6 a.m.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

 
 

 

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