Updated: Boater’s identity released


State and local emergency crews were called to Kiser Lake at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday after a kayak capsized west of the marina. Rescuers from Johnson-St. Paris EMS responded first but could not locate the man, who reportedly went under water when the kayak capsized. The effort shifted to recovering the man’s body after no sign of life was spotted. It is unknown how long the man was under water. In the photo above, officers from the Ohio Division of Watercraft/Ohio Department of Natural Resources boat to the scene of the incident with a sonar device designed to detect objects under the water. Poor visibility under the water’s surface prevented rescuers from seeing into the lake. Sonar detection led a dive crew to recover the body of Douglas Fiscus, age 50 of 8585 Lonesome Road, St. Paris, at approximately 7:20 p.m. It is unknown if he was wearing a life vest, but he was believed to have been fishing and boating alone before people at the marina spotted his inverted kayak. Multiple agencies from Champaign and Clark counties as well as the state of Ohio responded to the scene to assist. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

State and local emergency crews were called to Kiser Lake at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday after a kayak capsized west of the marina. Rescuers from Johnson-St. Paris EMS responded first but could not locate the man, who reportedly went under water when the kayak capsized. The effort shifted to recovering the man’s body after no sign of life was spotted. It is unknown how long the man was under water. In the photo above, officers from the Ohio Division of Watercraft/Ohio Department of Natural Resources boat to the scene of the incident with a sonar device designed to detect objects under the water. Poor visibility under the water’s surface prevented rescuers from seeing into the lake. Sonar detection led a dive crew to recover the body of Douglas Fiscus, age 50 of 8585 Lonesome Road, St. Paris, at approximately 7:20 p.m. It is unknown if he was wearing a life vest, but he was believed to have been fishing and boating alone before people at the marina spotted his inverted kayak. Multiple agencies from Champaign and Clark counties as well as the state of Ohio responded to the scene to assist. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.


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State and local emergency crews were called to Kiser Lake at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday after a kayak capsized west of the marina. Rescuers from Johnson-St. Paris EMS responded first but could not locate the man, who reportedly went under water when the kayak capsized. The effort shifted to recovering the man’s body after no sign of life was spotted. It is unknown how long the man was under water. In the photo above, officers from the Ohio Division of Watercraft/Ohio Department of Natural Resources boat to the scene of the incident with a sonar device designed to detect objects under the water. Poor visibility under the water’s surface prevented rescuers from seeing into the lake. Sonar detection led a dive crew to recover the body of Douglas Fiscus, age 50 of 8585 Lonesome Road, St. Paris, at approximately 7:20 p.m. It is unknown if he was wearing a life vest, but he was believed to have been fishing and boating alone before people at the marina spotted his inverted kayak. Multiple agencies from Champaign and Clark counties as well as the state of Ohio responded to the scene to assist. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

State and local emergency crews were called to Kiser Lake at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday after a kayak capsized west of the marina. Rescuers from Johnson-St. Paris EMS responded first but could not locate the man, who reportedly went under water when the kayak capsized. The effort shifted to recovering the man’s body after no sign of life was spotted. It is unknown how long the man was under water. In the photo above, officers from the Ohio Division of Watercraft/Ohio Department of Natural Resources boat to the scene of the incident with a sonar device designed to detect objects under the water. Poor visibility under the water’s surface prevented rescuers from seeing into the lake. Sonar detection led a dive crew to recover the body of Douglas Fiscus, age 50 of 8585 Lonesome Road, St. Paris, at approximately 7:20 p.m. It is unknown if he was wearing a life vest, but he was believed to have been fishing and boating alone before people at the marina spotted his inverted kayak. Multiple agencies from Champaign and Clark counties as well as the state of Ohio responded to the scene to assist. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2015/08/web1_drowning1.jpgState and local emergency crews were called to Kiser Lake at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday after a kayak capsized west of the marina. Rescuers from Johnson-St. Paris EMS responded first but could not locate the man, who reportedly went under water when the kayak capsized. The effort shifted to recovering the man’s body after no sign of life was spotted. It is unknown how long the man was under water. In the photo above, officers from the Ohio Division of Watercraft/Ohio Department of Natural Resources boat to the scene of the incident with a sonar device designed to detect objects under the water. Poor visibility under the water’s surface prevented rescuers from seeing into the lake. Sonar detection led a dive crew to recover the body of Douglas Fiscus, age 50 of 8585 Lonesome Road, St. Paris, at approximately 7:20 p.m. It is unknown if he was wearing a life vest, but he was believed to have been fishing and boating alone before people at the marina spotted his inverted kayak. Multiple agencies from Champaign and Clark counties as well as the state of Ohio responded to the scene to assist. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Brenda Burns|Urbana Daily Citizen