Philipsburg fisherman dies after falling into Cold Stream Dam

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A 72-year-old man died Friday when he fell into Cold Stream Dam in Philipsburg while fishing, according to state police at Rockview.

William Jones, of Philipsburg, fell into the water at about 1:30 p.m. and was pulled out by bystanders, police said. Dispatch estimated he had been underwater for about 3 minutes.

State police told WTAJ, the Centre Daily Times’ news partner, that Jones had been fishing alone outside the railing near a bridge ledge over the Cold Stream Dam when he fell into the water. The bystanders administered CPR until Moshannon Valley EMS arrived. Jones could not be resuscitated.

Official cause of death is pending autopsy results. Police said no foul play or suspicious circumstances are suspected.