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Body Found in Green Lane Reservoir

A 46-year-old Easton man's body was found Sunday afternoon as police investigated an overnight unattended vehicle.

Body Found in Green Lane Reservoir

According to a release issued by the Pennsylvania State Police, a 46-year-old Easton man was pulled from the Green Lane Reservoir at 2:40 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2.

Officers were dispatched to the Green Lane Park early Sunday morning for a reported overnight unattended vehicle, which prompted the investigation.

The cause of death has not been determined at this time, and the investigation is pending an examination from the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

Original Story:

The body of a man was pulled from the reservoir at Green Lane Park on Sunday afternoon, according to an article in the Pottstown Mercury.

Police, rescue and fire crews pulled the man's body out of the water around 2:40 pm, and the Montgomery County Coroner's office pronounced the man dead. 

According to the Pennsylvania State Police - who were dispatched early Sunday morning - the man had been missing since last night, and it was likely an accidental drowning.

Green Lane Park Rangers, Telford Volunteer Diving and Rescue Unit, and the Red Hill Fire Company were involved in the search and retrieval of the body, according to the article. All boat rentals were suspended during the search.

The investigation is ongoing, and the name of the deceased will not be announced unit the next of kin are notified. 

Patch will continue to report on this ongoing investigation.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The initial story stated that the search began at 10:30 a.m., which is innacurate. The Pennsylvania State Police reported they were dispatched earlier Sunday morning.

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