Coroner IDs 18-year-old who drowned at Codorus State Park

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

An 18-year-old man drowned at Codorus State Park in Penn Township late Tuesday afternoon.

The body of Jedaiah Silvanus-Lim, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was found around 9 p.m. Tuesday, the York County Coroner's Office said.

A 911 call was made and various entities made a search to find the man before his body was found. The coroner's office listed his time of death as 8:36 p.m.

A small group, including Silvanus-Lim, were walking together Tuesday afternoon when they decided to swim across Lake Marburg, the 1,275-acre lake that the park is formed around, according to the coroner's office. When the group made it across, they noticed that Silvanus-Lim wasn't with them and was having difficulty swimming.

As the group tried to help him around 5 p.m., he went under and could no longer be seen, the report said.

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Chief deputy coroner Tania Zech and deputy coroner Tressa Gee of the York County Coroner's Office responded to the scene and certified the man's death. The drowning was ruled accidental, the report said.

Codorus State Park Police investigated the incident. The coroner's office said there will be no autopsy.

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