Pa. Fisherman Falls From Heart Event, Breaks Neck And Drowns

PATTON, Pa. (AP) – A coroner says a 72-year-old fisherman drowned in a central Pennsylvania lake after first suffering a heart problem that caused him to fall and break his neck.

Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees ruled Thursday that 72-year-old William Stone drowned.

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The Ashville man was standing on the shore of Glendale Lake in Prince Gallitzin State Park when he was stricken Wednesday afternoon.

Two boaters found his body floating face-down just before 3 p.m. and called authorities.

Lees says the fall was accidental and caused by some kind of cardiac event.

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