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Authorities say Winchester man died in scuba accident
The death Saturday of a 79-year-old Scott County man was the result of a scuba diving...
FISHHOOK — The death Saturday of a 79-year-old Scott County man was the result of a scuba diving accident, authorities said Monday.
Gerald S. Stocker, 79, of Winchester was performing maintenance on a drain in a pond in rural Pike County when the accident occurred, according to Sheriff David Greenwood.
Deputies were called at 12:37 p.m. Saturday to a location in Fairmont Township. They were assisted by rescue teams from East Pike, Baylis and Griggsville fire departments, according to Sheriff David Greenwood, who also is the county coroner.
Authorities are continuing the investigation.
Funeral arrangements for Stocker were pending Monday at Daws Funeral Home in Winchester.