Lower East Side Deejay Dives Into East River

Posted on: August 9th, 2010 at 6:22 am by

Over the weekend, a 26-year-old Lower East Side deejay named Philippe Treuille decided to go for a swim in the East River. The Post reports that the ex-Juilliard student was recently dumped by a girl and that the dive was an attempt at catharsis.

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[Kramer’s East River Swim; Photo Credit: gta4.net]

A passing stranger reportedly egged him on, so Treuille stashed his belongings in a flowerbed and dove into the water. He swam from Houston to about 26th Street before being plucked from the water by the NYPD.

We wonder how much of this gunk he had to swim through…

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