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Man Drowns in a Private Pond in Pennsboro

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The Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Department responded to a drowning at a private pond early Sunday morning.

According to the Ritchie County Sheriff's Department, a fishing pole and a line was at the shoreline of the pond on Stony Hollow Road in Pennsboro when responders arrived.

Emergency responders were called to the scene around 11:00 p.m.  Officials said Kirk Carlos Guth, 43, was dead on their arrival. 

Ritchie County Sheriff Bryan Backus said the body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.  The cause of death is still under investigation.  

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