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Body Pulled from Susquehanna River in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT -- Dive teams were called to the Susquehanna River in Williamsport Sunday afternoon after a man's body was discovered.

Emergency crews were called to the bank of the river in the area of Commerce Park Drive just before 4 p.m. after someone called 911.

Police identified the victim as George Hoover Sr.

According to the Lycoming County coroner, Hoover was camping near the river and may have been washed into the river by rising water while he was asleep. His body was discovered still wrapped up in the tent.

The coroner said there is no evidence of foul play.

Williamsport police and the coroner's office are still investigating the death.

5 comments

  • Supporter of America

    So they call these people campers. They are homeless people for whatever reason, but why should authorities acknowledge the truth. They typically do not any other time. Let’s keep sending money oversea to people that want us dead, well I guess they got rid of one American. Sad!! We should as a society be taking care of our own first and those that deserve it.

    • not in a van down by the river

      The article said he was camping, not living. I’ve been out camping several times this spring.He was probably drunk and passed out. I get hammered all the time when I camp but I always stay out of the flood plain.

  • Thoughtful peg

    Definitely sounds suspicious, unless he has cognitive barriers they didn’t mention

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