Coroner IDs man who drowned at Codorus State Park on Saturday

Staff report
Constructed by Glatfelter Paper Company of Spring Grove, the dam closed it's gates and impounded Codorus Creek in December 1966 creating Lake Marburg in what is now Codorus State Park. The lake is well know for it's fishing and boating, and the park surrounding it offers hiking, hunting, disk golf, camping and a swimming pool. John A. Pavoncello photo

The coroner has released the name of a man who drowned Saturday at Lake Marburg in Codorus State Park.

Ganga Gautam, 24, of the 500 block of Harvest Drive in Dauphin County, was pronounced dead at 7:13 p.m. Saturday at UPMC Hanover Hospital, according to a news release from the York County Coroner's Office.

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Gautam and his family were on a pontoon rental, and they reportedly decided to go swimming near the shore. Gautam, who was described as a good swimmer, had been using a camera underwater; as the rest of the family was getting back in the boat, they realized he had not resurfaced, according to the York County Coroner’s Office.

The family and two other people they flagged down conducted a search, and they found Gautam unresponsive. Attempts were made to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital about a hour and 20 minutes after the initial call was made to York County 911, according to the coroner's office..

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There will be no autopsy, but a routine toxicology test will be performed, according to the coroner’s office.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with the correct spelling of Ganga Gautam's name.