Drown­ing vic­tim’s name re­leased

Penn­syl­va­nia Fish and Boat Com­mis­sion iden­ti­fied Brad­ford A. Gregory, 66, of West Caln

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Adam Farence and Pete Bannan afarence@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com, pban­nan@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @afarence on Twit­ter

WEST CALN >> A Coatesville man has been iden­ti­fied as the drown­ing vic­tim from Thurs­day’s in­ci­dent on Cham­bers Lake at Hiber­nia Park.

The Penn­syl­va­nia Fish and Boat Com­mis­sion iden­ti­fied Brad­ford A. Gregory, 66, of West Caln, as the re­ported drown­ing vic­tim.

He was al­legedly on his boat when he fell into the lake at about 11:30 a.m.

Search & Res­cue Dogs of Penn­syl­va­nia as­sisted with re­cov­ery ef­forts Fri­day.

On Thurs­day, boats from the Ch­ester County Park Rangers, Friend­ship Fire Com­pany Div­ingRes­cue Unit, and Wagontown Fire Com­pany were dis­patched and searched for the miss­ing man in the area where the man was last seen, but after an hour a re­quest was made for a dive team as the search be­came a re­cov­ery.

Mike Flo­rian of West Brandy­wine was one of a num­ber of fish­er­men on­shore near the pub­lic boat ramp who saw events un­fold.

“He was in a 8-foot plas­tic formed boat,” Flo­rian said as he watched rescuers search for the miss­ing fish­er­man. “He couldn’t put the boat in right, he didn’t shove off smoothly. He was 30 min­utes on shore and 15 min­utes on the wa­ter try­ing to en­gage his mo­tor.”

Down­ing­town and Lionville fire com­pany boats also re­sponded to as­sist with the re­cov­ery.

The Penn­syl­va­nia Fish and Boat Com­mis­sion is lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Ac­cord­ing to them, the al­leged vic­tim is pre­sumed dead and search ef­forts are con­tin­u­ing.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — VICKI WOOTERS

Search & Res­cue Dogs of Penn­syl­va­nia helped search for the body of a re­ported drown­ing vic­tim Fri­day.

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