Adams Co. man drowns

Published 1:23 pm Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A 58-year-old Adams County man has drowned during a weekend fishing trip.

Sheriff Chuck Mayfield says Walter Patterson drowned when the boat he was fishing in with his wife overturned Saturday in a pond.

Mayfield says when deputies arrived on the scene Patterson was unresponsive, on his back, at the edge of the water.

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Adams County Coroner James Lee said Patterson was pronounced dead at the scene.