Drowning victim identified

The Cambria County coroner has identified the man who died Wednesday at Prince Gallitzin State Park as William R. Slone, 72, of Ashville.

Coroner Jeff Lees said Slone drowned Wednesday afternoon after an apparent accidental fall. Slone appeared to be fishing from the shore at the time, Lees said.

The day of Slone’s death, Lees said he had been found floating face-down about 10 feet from the shore. Nearby boaters called authorities to the scene, a boat launch near Beaver Valley Road, at 2:53 p.m.

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