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Police: Search will continue for man missing in lake

August 28, 2011

BANKS TOWNSHIP — The family members of a 63-year-old man maintained a silent vigil on the shores of Hemlock Lake Saturday and Sunday as rescue crews and dive teams from area fire departments continued to search for him after he disappeared when the boat from which he was fishing overturned at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State police, the man, whose name has not yet been released, and his son were fishing at Hemlock Lake when, for reasons unknown, the boat capsized. The man's son was able to swim the 100 yards to shore.

Big Run VFW taking over fall groundhog run

August 28, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Big Run VFW Post No. 9044 is the new coordinator of the Groundhog Fall 50K trail run, which in the past has been managed by the Punxsy Road Runners Club.

Bob Lott, Big Run post quartermaster, said over 1,000 runners have participated in the race in the past, but the running club had decided to discontinue operating it.

The race will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, in Punxsutawney.

Police: 63-year-old man presumed dead following boating accident

August 28, 2011

A 63-year-old man is presumed dead following a boating accident at Hemlock Lake Saturday afternoon, according to Punxsutawney-based State Police.

Police said the man, whose identity has not been released, was fishing in a boat with his son in Banks Township, Indiana County, around 3:30 p.m. yesterday when the boat capsized.

The victim's son was able to swim to shore, police said, and the victim was last seen by witnesses in the water near the boat.

Police suspended their search at nightfall Saturday but resumed it this morning.

The investigation is continuing.

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