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State Police issue warning about midstate swimming hole

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 4, 2016 11:14 AM
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(Port Clinton) -- State Police say people risk getting a ticket for trespassing at an increasingly popular swimming hole in Schuylkill County.

Peace Rock in the Port Clinton Area is owned by the state Department of Environmental Protection, but is not open to the public.

Troopers say the area was known mostly to local residents until it was brought to the attention of others by social media.

The number of visitors has grown into the hundreds, causing problems with parking and trash.

State police say jumping off Peace Rock and swimming in the river is also dangerous.

Troopers have investigated an average of one drowning a year, including the most recent on July 24.

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