A forensic team arrived to investigate the “drowning” including Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr.
While authorities decided on the best means to retrieve the body, something no one imagined happened.
The “dead” body sat up.
Turns out Joseph DeAngelo was not a drowning victim but fell asleep while watching the clouds and imagining being on one. He was unaware of the scene developing nearby. He was not that far off shore, and yet no one went out to check on him to see if he needed help.
“Let me tell you, it was quite a shock for us,” Kiessling Jr. told the Sun-Gazette. “He was bobbing up and down in the water and he really looked like he was dead.”
DeAngelo says he had no idea what was going around him until a dragonfly landed on his nose. Then he sat up.
He apologized for the confusion, but says he was living life the best way he knows how.
I personally would like to know how he slept in the water.
I wonder is it more comfy than a Sleep Number Bed.