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man, 88, dead when pulled from water

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 09:05 AM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

The man was dead when pulled out of Pine Lake on Tuesday.

88-year old Ralph Myata had just scattered his wife's ashes into Stone Lake.

He returned to the docks at Pine Lake and after getting out a boat dropped into

seven feet of water.

This is according to 89 year old retired physician James Sprecher.

Sprecher says he's confident the man had a heart attack and was dead before hitting the


He helped Myata out of the boat and pulled him out of the water.

He said Myata returned from Florida to deposit the ashes of his wife who used to enjoy swimming and boating here.




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