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Update: Apparant Drowning in Hotel Pool

SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — State police and the coroner were called to the Days Inn on Seven Bridges Road near East Stroudsburg Wednesday afternoon for a reported drowning at the hotel’s pool.

The coroner said the victim is a 22-year-old man. His name has not been released.

According to police, the man had been swimming in the deep end of the pool, went under and did not resurface. Family members and hotel staff got the man out of the pool but were unable to revive him.

State police said the man’s death is not suspicious.


  • George V

    The Pocono Record reported this young man was “Special needs”. They also reported that he did not know how to swim and at the time of the drowning, he was being watched by his caregiver and both of his parents. WHAT? WHAT? A special needs person, who cannot swim…with three adults watching him…and he drowns? Such a sad story…truly sad!!

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