Sleeping Swimmer Causes Scare.Drowned man stands up, walks out of the river ! Relief and delight prevailed when a man floating lifelessly in the Susquehanna River in PA., suddenly got up and and walked out of the water. Joseph DeAngelo hadnt drowned; he had been sleeping in the river while police and alarmed bystanders looked on in horror. DeAngelo, who describes himself as out like a light, was woken up when a dragonfly landed on his nose. Um, best possible ending to this story, yes. But sir, why are you napping in a river? We know its hot, but ... really?