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72-year-old Berks man dies after falling into Lehigh River

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. - A 72-year-old Berks County man was killed after falling into the Lehigh River while fishing.

It happened at around 9:20 a.m. Sunday near the Route 873 bridge in Washington Township, Lehigh County.

The coroner says Laverne Hunsicker, of Greenwich Township, was pulled from the river and pronounced dead at around 10:15 a.m.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

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