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Cause of death pending in Beltzville incident

Published August 17. 2012 05:02PM

Carbon County Coroner Bruce Nalesnik said he is waiting for the results of more tests, specifically toxicology tests, before making a ruling on the cause of death for William K. Andrews III, 25, of 105 Barbara Ave., Lehighton, Towamensing Township.

Andrews was found on Wednesday in a small fishing boat at Beltzville State Park, deceased. Reportedly, Andrews was found leaning over the side of the boat with his head submerged in the water. He was discovered by passing boaters in a cove to the west of Preachers Camp boat launch area.

Nalesnik said no foul play is suspected in the death. Nalesnik said an autopsy was performed yesterday. Assisting in the probe is state police at Lehighton and park rangers.

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