Firefighters discover 'body in the river' was a swimmer relaxing

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Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Authorities in Oklahoma said they were called out on a report of "a body in the river," but when they reached the supposed corpse they discovered the swimmer was very much alive and merely relaxing in the shallow water.

The Tulsa Fire Department said in a Twitter post that crews responded alongside the Tulsa Police Department and EMS when callers reported "a body in the river."


"We launched a boat and discovered that the man was just lying in the water," the tweet said.

A video included in the post shows the man sitting up when firefighters reached him and started checking for signs of life.

"The river is low, but still potentially dangerous in areas. Please stay safe and find alternate ways to stay cool!" the post said.

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