The death Saturday of William Reed, 67, who was pulled from Swan Creek after falling into the stream, was accidental due to drowning, according to a preliminary ruling by Dr. Cynthia Beisser, Lucas County deputy coroner.
Police said the Toledo man was heard calling out for help late Saturday afternoon after he left a group of friends and walked to his car parked along side a steep bank next to the creek at a small trucking business near Campbell and North Hawley streets.
His body was recovered by the Toledo fire department s dive and rescue team about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
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