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Updated: 12:56 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Posted: 11:26 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. —
Connellsville officials have officially made a popular swimming spot in Fayette County off limits to the public.
The area known as “Flat Rock” is closed to the public because the city’s mayor and parks director said it’s a breeding ground for trouble.
The officials said recently there have been problems with drinking and littering in the area, as well as recent drownings.
Scott Jeffries Jr., 18, drowned while swimming at Flat Rock last month, and Braden Yagla, 41, drowned in April.
Lisa Marlor, who said she’s been visiting the spot her entire life, opposes the new rule.
“They can go anywhere on this river. If they’re going to drown or go anywhere else, it’s just that people have to be responsible in what they’re doing,” Marlor said.
Police said they plan to issue warnings to anyone caught swimming in the area in the next few weeks, then they will begin making arrests for trespassing.
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