Campers recovering following swimming incident at Guilford Lake

HANOVERTON – Two campers are recovering following an accident Saturday evening at Guilford Lake State Park.

According to initial reports from the park ranger, two men went swimming at the lake after 9 p.m., when one man became unresponsive. The other man swam out in an attempt to pull him to safety, but he also ran into difficulty and became unresponsive.

Park Ranger Andrew Gatto said the department is further investigating the matter, but said they were part of a group camping at the park and were swimming nearby.

“Apparently they just swam out,” Gatto said. “I don’t know if they cramped up, or if they got exhausted. That we are still trying to figure out.”

One of the men, a 19-year-old, reportedly refused medical treatment while the other was taken to a local hospital. Both men are expected to make a full recovery. Their names have not been released.

The Lisbon post of the State Highway Patrol, Hanover Township fire crews and KLG Ambulance also assisted at the scene.