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Drowning was the cause of missing fisherman's death

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HAGUE, N.Y. - The autopsy results for a missing fisherman in Lake George, have been released.

The autopsy took place at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Glens Falls Hospital. The cause of death is drowning, according to officials.

Police found the body of the man on Friday evening.

According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, on July 1, 59-year-old William Scott went fishing with two others in an open bow vessel on Lake George. During that time, authorities said the men were using down riggers in about 130 feet of water.

The vessel eventually became distressed and started taking on water, causing the bow to launch in the air. Scott then jumped into the lake with a personal flotation device.

The vessel capsized and all three men were in the water. However, due to strong winds and current, Scott drifted away while the other men held onto the exterior of the boat.

A search for Scott commenced after the incident was reported to authorities. 
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