PSP at Huntingdon are investigating the death of a man from Altoona who drowned at Raystown Lake yesterday.
Police announced that Kenneth Alvin Fleck, 51, of Altoona, died in Raystown Lake at approximately 10:00AM Sunday morning.
Kenneth Fleck and his brother Colin Fleck were fishing on the lake when Kenneth Fleck apparently fell into the water from that back of his boat. Colin Fleck, who was at the front of the 18-foot boat, heard a splash and jumped in the water to search for his brother.
Police have reported that several boaters heard calls for help and called 911. Dive teams from the Mount Union and Robertsdale Fire Companies assisted in the search. Kenneth Fleck was found a few feet from where he fell off out of the boat.
Preliminary reports do not indicate that any alcohol or other substance was involved. At this time, police are investing the possibility of any preexisting medical conditions that could have caused him to fall of the boat. Kenneth Fleck was not wearing a life jacket.
This is the second drowning at Raystown Lake this summer. In Pennsylvania, children 12 years old and younger are required to wear a life jacket, but there are no safety regulations for adults. For more information about regulations, boating safety and free safety courses, please visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boating Commission website by click HERE or call toll free (888) 723-4741.
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