Coroner: Man who drowned at Raystown Lake identified

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HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Emergency crews found a swimmer’s body deceased after responding to a report that a swimmer went missing, Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Around 1:15 p.m., crews received a call that a swimmer, Douggreco Bailey, a 20-year-old male of Coatesville, was swimming back to the shore, went under the water, and never resurfaced near the Susquehannock campground, according to officials.

After an autopsy, the death was ruled an accidental drowning, according to Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum.

Bailey was with a group of friends who were attempting to swim across the channel to a small island.

Emergency crews searched the Raystown Lake area from the 7 points Marina to the campground, where he was last seen, before calling the search off at 5:30 p.m.

Bailey was found five hours after the search began by search teams. Crews that assisted in the search were Marklesburg Fire Department, Smithfield Fire Department, East Taylor Township Fire Department and Newton Wayne Fire Department.

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