Buffalo man found dead on icy water in Erie

Buffalo man found dead on icy water in Erie
Posted at 1:45 PM, Feb 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-18 13:49:07-05

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.


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