UPDATE: Wheelchair-bound man rolls off dock; drowns at Codorus State Park
UPDATE: The coroner has determined the drowning death of a quadriplegic man at Codorus State Park Sunday was a case of suicide.
MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Emergency crews were called to Codorus State Park in York County on Sunday, after a man fell into the water and drowned.
It happened just before 5:00 p.m. at the Codorus State Park Marina, near the boat rental office.
The man, who was in a wheelchair, was visiting the park with caregivers. While at the marina, the man rolled off the dock and into Lake Marburg.
Local police, fire, and ambulance crews, as well as divers were called to the scene.
Divers entered the 15-feet deep water at the end of the dock to search for the victim. He was located and pulled from the water about an hour later. Despite rescue efforts, the victim was unable to be resuscitated.
He was pronounced dead at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Park Manager Deanna Schall tells FOX43 the victim is in his 60’s, however the York County Coroner’s Office says his name and cause of death is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Codorus State Park Rangers are handling the investigation.