Man dies after drowning at state park in York County

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Update: Early Monday morning, the York County Coroner identified the victim as 24-year-old Ganga Guatam of Dauphin County. No autopsy will be scheduled.

YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — The York County Coroner reported on Sunday that a man has died at UPMC Hanover Hospital after drowning at Codorus State Park.

The initial call for help for the incident at Lake Marburg was received by York County 911 dispatchers at around 5:52 p.m. on July 3. Guatam was pronounced dead 1 hour and 20 minutes later.

The 24-year-old reportedly was out with family on a pontoon rental on Lake Marburg on Saturday, and that they decided to go swimming by the shore. The man was said to have been a good swimmer and was using a camera underwater.

The family reported that once they were getting back on the boat, the man was nowhere to be found, even after the family went back in to find him.

The family found help to assist with the search and found him unresponsive after pulling him out of the water.

EMS was called to transport him to UPMC Hanover, and he was pronounced dead Saturday night.

There will be no autopsy, but routine toxicology was obtained.

The office is still investigating the incident to determine the exact time of the incident and will release additional details later.

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