UPDATE 10:40 p.m.: According to State Police, the victim was found in the water where he had been fishing. A family member found the victim and began CPR but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Erie County Coroner’s office is ruling the death accidental.
State Police are investigating an apparent drowning in eastern Erie County.
It was reported just before five this evening in the 17200 block of Route 89. That’s in Wayne Township between Wattsburg and Corry. According to Erie County 911, the victim was an 87 year old man. He was found dead in a creek called Beaver Run behind a house.