Saturday, June 07, 2008

Tragic faith for man with history of seizures

A 60-year-old man is dead after falling out of a canoe Saturday afternoon in Lakeville.Authorities were called to Lake Marion just after 1pm after someone spotted a body floating on the water.

The victim, identified as William Beaman of Apple Valley, was found in a bay of the lake located west of 35W.Beaman was pulled from the water but police say it was apparent he had drown. He was not wearing a life jacket.

Investigators believe Beaman was alone and fishing from his canoe at the time of the accident. The canoe was upright and didn't appear to have capsized. Authorities say Beaman has a history of seizures.


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