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Man who died after jumping into Allentown pond ID'd

Published July 23. 2014 10:05AM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania coroner has released the name of a man who died after jumping off a rope swing into a pond.

Police in Allentown in Lehigh County were called at about 5 p.m. Tuesday to the pond near the South Mountain Reservoir.

Witnesses said a man surfaced after jumping off the makeshift rope swing into the water, but they said he appeared to be having difficulty and went under again.

Coroner Scott Grim on Wednesday identified the man as 24-year-old Matthew Ruch of Allentown.

An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause and manner of death.

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