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Published: Wednesday, 7/11/2001

Drowning ruled cause of Toledo boater's death

The South Toledo man whose body was found Monday after he disappeared while boating on Lake Erie with his family last week died from drowning, authorities said.

A final ruling on the cause of death for Benny Carpenter, Jr., 33, of Airline Avenue, is pending toxicology tests, Dr. Cynthia S. Beisser, a deputy Lucas County coroner, said yesterday.

The Coast Guard recovered Mr. Carpenter's body after a boater saw it floating in the water at 5:40 p.m. Monday about a mile northwest of the Toledo Harbor Light.

Mr. Carpenter disappeared in the same area Friday when he jumped into the water to help pull his brother-in-law, James Bricker, 45, of Millbury, back to a 17-foot Bayliner. Neither man was wearing a life preserver. Mr. Bricker was rescued.



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