Confluence man found dead in Fayette County pond

January 11, 2019


Fayette County state police released details Thursday about a Confluence man who was found dead in a pond around 9:35 a.m. Monday in Henry Clay Township.

Police report that Patrick Ryan Keating, 30, was found submerged in a pond adjacent to an access road along Sickle Ridge Road.

His pickup truck was also found in the pond; however, Keating was not inside the vehicle. Police said the death is considered an accidental drowning. The investigation is ongoing, pending autopsy results. A message left with the Fayette County coroner was not returned Thursday. Police said the results could take weeks to be finalized.

Fayette EMS and the Murrysville Medic One Dive Team were among the agencies assisting at the scene, according to police.

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