Accident Database

Report ID# 3509

  • Caught in a Natural Hydraulic
  • Does not Apply
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description

 Kayaker's death at Dock Street Dam ruled accidental

Posted: Jun 16, 2011

By Myles Snyder

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -The Dauphin County coroner has completed an autopsy on a New Cumberland man found dead in Susquehanna River. Michael Romo, 41, of New Cumberland, died as a result of a boating accident and fresh water drowning, Coroner Graham Hetrick said. Romo's body was found near the Dock Street Dam in Harrisburg late Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said he had been kayaking when he went over the dam and was unable to recover. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday to determine the cause of death.

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