18-year-old drowns 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 night, 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 at 8:36 p.m.

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The incident happened around 5 p.m. A small group, including Silvanus-Lim, were walking together when they decided to swim across the lake at the park. When the group had made it across, they noticed that Silvanus-Lim had not made it bacwith them and was having difficulty swimming, the coroner's report stated.

During an attempt to help him, he went under and could no longer be seen, the report said.

State park spokesman Wesley Robinson said that no swimming allowed in the lake and that the signs are posted stating that.

Robinson did say that the area where the group accessed the lake was not easily accessible to the general public.

There have been drownings at the lake in the past, Robinson said. Last year, a 24-year-old man drowned in the lake in July of last year.

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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. It was ruled the drowning was accidental, the report said.

Lake Marburg at Codorus State Park from the West Manheim Township side, Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Jedaiah Silvanus-Lim, 18, of Silver Spring, Md., drowned in the lake Tuesday night. Dawn J. Sagert photo

The Codorus State Park Police investigated the incident.

The coroner's office said there will be no autopsy.

— Reach Anthony Maenza at amaenza@yorkdispatch.com or @atmaenza on Twitter. 

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