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2 men suffer severe hypothermia after boat capsizes in Derry Township

Brian F. Henry | Tribune-Review
Geese decoys and a utility wagon sit next to a trail in Pennsylvania State Game Lands adjoining the Westinghouse Specialty Metals Plant near the Conemaugh River in Derry Township on Friday, December 27, 2013.

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Published: Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, 12:09 p.m.

Geese decoys and a utility wagon sit next to a trail in Pennsylvania State Game Lands adjoining the Westinghouse Specialty Metals Plant near the Conemaugh River in Derry Township on Friday. Two hunters whose boat reportedly capsized late Friday morning on the Conemaugh River were treated for hypothermia. The men drove or walked to the Westinghouse Specialty Metals plant in Derry Township to seek help, according to Kelly Conroy, senior communication specialist at the Westinghouse Road site, which is near the border of Westmoreland and Indiana counties. The river is separated from the plant by a swamp and a swath of woods. Conroy said the men showed up at the Westinghouse guard station and asked for first aid and an ambulance. The plant has a “partial crew” working while it is closed for the holidays, he said. Citizens Ambulance was called at 11:15 a.m., according to a Westmoreland 911 dispatcher. Medical helicopters were on standby but were later canceled.

 

 
 


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