Dutch Springs Fatality Under Investigation

Coroner expected to release information on death that happened Saturday.

The Lehigh County Coroner's office is expected to release details today of a fatality stemming from an accident Saturday at Dutch Springs scuba diving and aqua park in Lower Nazareth Township.

The 100-foot-deep quarry attracts about 30,000 divers a year. The spring-fed water park is located on Hanoverville Road.

The Northampton County Control Center confirmed that emergency responders from and , along with , were called to the park on Saturday.

Dutch Springs officials did not return a call for comment on Sunday.

Fatalities connected to accidents at the park include a 50-year-old New Jersey man who died in 2007 and a 47-year-old Luzerne County woman who died in 2009.

Two men were hospitalized in separate diving incidents in 2008 but both recovered, according to a report by the Easton Express-Times.


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