The man who died on Monday at Deer Creek Lake has been identified. He is John M. White of Circleville.
White was in his fishing boat Monday afternoon when he was stricken with what has been described as a medical incident. Nearby observers apparently saw White in distress and waded out to assist.
According to a report from Matt Eiselstein of Ohio Department of Natural Resources, several “Good Samaritans” assisted White by returning him to his craft after he had apparently fallen out and then another person towed his boat to shore where they continued assistance with CPR.
The Pickaway county coroner arrived and pronounced White dead on the scene.
No additional word on White’s medical condition were provided.