Ice fisherman killed after fall at Moraine State Park
Published: Monday, March 11, 2013
Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013 08:03
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (AP)-- Authorities have identified an elderly ice fisherman who died after he was pulled from Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park.
Officials in Butler County said the victim fell into Lake Arthur's Big Run Bay in Moraine State Park on Saturday afternoon.
A passer-by on Route 422 spotted something orange in the water called emergency responders at about 5 p.m. Saturday.
A park ranger pulled the man to shore on a pontoon-type sled, and he was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Park operations manager Dan Bickel says the victim was 73-year-old Kenneth Andres.
Bickel said officials don't know how long he was in the water. He said the victim was fishing alone "which is never recommended."