GREENLAND - MARCH 30: Sea ice is seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft off the northwest coast on March 30, 2017 above Greenland. NASA's Operation IceBridge has been studying how polar ice has evolved over the past nine years and is currently flying a set of eight-hour research flights over ice sheets and the Arctic Ocean to monitor Arctic ice loss aboard a retrofitted 1966 Lockheed P-3 aircraft. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
ERIE, Pa. (WKBW/AP) - The body of a Buffalo man was found on the ice in Presque Isle Bay in northwestern Pennsylvania on Saturday, according to affiliate WJET.
The Erie County Coroner says the body of 65-year-old Thomas Fields was recovered at the foot of Dobbins Landing.
Coroner Lyell Cook says Fields, a former Erie resident, was visiting family but wandered away at about midnight.
According to WJET, he was reported missing around 4:45 a.m. and suffered from dementia.
Erie police say surveillance video shows him alone when he fell from the dock just after 6 a.m. Saturday.
Someone passing by spotted the body shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday.
Cook said Fields died of hypothermia.The death has been ruled accidental.