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Man Drowns in Frozen Pond After Betting Coworkers He Could Walk Across It

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Man Drowns in Frozen Pond After Betting Coworkers He Could Walk Across It

Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a man told co-workers that he was going to try to walk across an icy pond last week, but he broke through the ice and drowned.

DELTA, Pa. – Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a man told co-workers that he was going to try to walk across an icy pond last week, but he broke through the ice and drowned.

Officials said 29-year-old Hassan Muhammad-Richardson was one of 100 construction workers on the overnight shift at Calpine Corp.’s York Energy Center in Peach Bottom Township.

The York County coroner’s office said he told co-workers that he bet he could walk across the icy pond, and began to do so although co-workers tried to dissuade him.

Officials said he fell through the pond at about 3:30 a.m. Friday and died. The death was listed as an accidental drowning.

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