Woman jumps off train trestle, drowns in Schuylkill River on July 4th: Officials

MONT CLARE, Pa. (WPVI) – Upper Providence Township police are investigating after a woman drowned in the Schuylkill River Monday.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office determined Samantha Henry’s cause of death to be drowning and stated it was accidental.

“We don’t want people jumping off the bridge, that’s the bottom line. Unfortunately a tragic event for a young woman, I am sure, a great person who is no longer here,” said Eamon Brazunas, Chief of Fire and Emergency Services for the Phoenixville Fire Department.

Officials responded to a 911 call July 4 from a victim who jumped off a railroad trestle and did not resurface.

“The person was able to provide good information, stop us and direct us to where we need to be. That’s what we emphasize when people call 911,” Brazunas said.

Thanks to the witness waiting for first responders to arrive, 11 water rescue and dive teams were able to quickly begin searching the river for Henry.

“You jump from a height, you will hit the ground in some sections, especially near the bridges. You might think I’ll be ok, I’ll be safe, but it’ll be too flat,” Brazunas said.

Officials said the river is unpredictable, with levels in certain areas only ankle or knee deep.

According to police, Henry was on the river with a group tubing. When questioning witnesses, she appears to have left the group to jump off the buck. The rescue eventually became a salvage mission.

“[We were]able to recover them relatively quickly and bring closure to the family,” Brazunas said.

Police said they sat down with several witnesses, but they still say that anyone who might have information should please call them at 610-933-7899.

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