Death at local lake ruled accidental


The death of a 66-year-old Tremont City man pulled from Bass Lake on Wednesday was accidental, the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office determined Thursday afternoon.

David Swadener was riding a mower when it apparently tipped over into the water and trapped him.

According to the coroner’s office, Swadener drowned and suffered blunt force trauma to his chest.

He was pronounced dead at Miami Valley Hospital not long after he was taken from the water at Bass Lake Camp Ground, on Hilliard Street, and flown to the hospital by CareFlight.

Swadener was last seen at about 10 a.m. Wednesday on the other side of the property, where he had been working with another piece of equipment, Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Chad Brown said.

Three men discovered the mower, overturned in the water, just after 5 p.m. They hooked up a chain to a pick-up truck to flip the mower, they said.

“He could have been there five minutes or five hours - we don’t know,” Brown said Wednesday night.



Next Up in News

Oklahoma man cleans Tulsa streets to ‘right his wrongs’
Oklahoma man cleans Tulsa streets to ‘right his wrongs’

A homeless man in Oklahoma is cleaning the streets of Tulsa in order to “right his wrongs,” according to police. >> Read more trending news Officer Popsey Floyd posted the story about Brian Freeman, aka Cleaner, on his Facebook page Wednesday. Floyd said that officers observed a line of trash bags on a Tulsa street and tracked down...
AMA calls skinny repeal toxic
AMA calls skinny repeal toxic

The American Medical Association, the biggest organization representing U.S. doctors, blasted a “skinny repeal” option unveiled in the U.S. Senate Thursday night. “Action is needed to address problems in the individual insurance market, but the so-called ‘skinny’ bill is a toxic prescription that would make matters worse...
20-year-old tries to steal police car with officer still inside
20-year-old tries to steal police car with officer still inside

City police have arrested a 20-year-old man listed as a student at Eckerd College in St. Petersberg who they say tried to steal a running police car from the Fort Pierce Police Station — with the officer still inside. According to a department report, Aaron Rodriguez III told officers he tried to steal the car July 17 so he could have a...
Prince William completes last day on air ambulance team
Prince William completes last day on air ambulance team

Prince William had a full day of work on his last day as an air ambulance pilot. On Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge said goodbye to the career he loved so much to free up his time to devote to his royal duties. According to the royals’ official website, William reported to work for his night shift and attended the shift change briefings...
Apple discontinues iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano
Apple discontinues iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano

The era of click wheel iPods is ending. CNN reported that, following their removal from the Apple website, the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have been discontinued.  Apple said in a statement Thursday that the two devices will no longer be in production. They can still be purchased in stores. Bloomberg reported that the iPod Touch model will still...
More Stories