Man dies after betting coworkers he could walk across icy pond, police say

PEACH BOTTOM TWP., York County, PA. (WPMT) — The man who fell through the ice into a pond early this morning in Peach Bottom Twp bet his co-workers he could walk across the ice. Hassan Muhammad-Richardson, 29, of Harrisburg, was working the night shift for Chicago Bridge and Iron off of Atom Rd. The company is working on a new facility for Calpine Power Plant, who owns the property.

According to the York County Coroner, Muhammad-Richardson began walking across the quarry on the ice, reportedly telling his co-workers he bet he could walk across it.

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Witnesses say they called out to him and tried to get him to come back, but he wouldn't listen. Witnesses reported he fell through the ice at approximately 3:30 a.m.

A water rescue was initiated, and eventually it became a recovery effort. Muhammad-Richardson's body was recovered at approximately 8:45 a.m.
There will be no autopsy.

Pennsylvania State Police is the investigating.

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