A most unusual way to die


Swimming hole at Pine Grove Mills, circa 1941


There are many ways one can die while taking a dip in the 'ol swimming hole, but in 1939 a teenage boy met his demise in a manner most unusual. While swimming in a creek in Westmoreland County, 13-year-old Peter Kodylak lost his life not as a result of drowning, but as the result of an airplane landing on top of him.


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