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Man In His 50s Dies After Suffering Cardiac Event While In A Canoe

ARMSTRONG COUNTY (KDKA) -- A man in his 50s is dead after suffering a cardiac event while in a canoe.

On Wednesday, a body was found in the Apollo-Spring Church Sportsmens Club lake in Kiski Township, the county coroner said in a release.

Officials say a fisherman discovered a canoe at around 5:15 p.m. in the pond with a jacket.

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Dive teams searched the lake and found a body approximately 125 feet from the boat dock, the coroner said.

The man, later identified as 56-year-old Timothy Brueggeman of Apolla, was not wearing a lifejacket, officials say.

The coroner said he is suspected of having a cardiac event in the canoe and then falling overboard.

"There was a body that was recovered from the lake. The coroner did arrive and remove that body. Further information about that individual will be released by the Armstrong County Coroner upon the notification of next of kin," said Tom Dessell with the Kiski Township Police Department.

A local police department also took a missing person report, which led to officers believing the person was possibly in the lake.

"The investigation is on-going into this incident with the assistance of Armstrong County District Attorney's Office, Armstrong Coroner's Office, PA Fish & Boat Commission along with the Kiskiminetas Township Police," the Kiski Township Police Department said in a release.

This story has been corrected. The coroner said, "there are no signs of drowning in the autopsy."

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