It Was a Deadly Weekend for Non-Traditional Swimming in PA

At least two men are dead in water-related accidents this weekend, marking a morbid end to summer as students start in on the school year.

One man, Izydor Poplawski, 46, of Connecticut, died during a scuba expedition at a former eastern PA rock quarry. Friends reported the man missing Saturday night to Dutch Springs employees, with emergency crews responding only to find his body around 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

Robert Miller, 23, of Glen Mills, met a similar fate when he jumped off a dock at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the Golden Point Marina & Yacht Club in Delaware County—just 15 minutes after authorities discovered Poplawski’s body in Bethlehem. Unfortunately, he didn’t surface again. Chester police reportedly discovered Miller’s body at 11 a.m. Sunday, just 75 feet from where he plunged into the Delaware.

The cause of Miller’s death is currently not confirmed, but Poplawski’s demise was ruled an accidental drowning. Be careful out there, guys. []