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Berks man dies after being rescued from reservoir

Published On: Jul 29 2013 10:33:37 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 29 2013 03:38:04 PM EDT

Ryan Salandria/69 News


A Berks County man has died a day after being rescued from the Bernhart Reservoir in Muhlenberg Twp., Berks Co., near Laureldale, officials said.

Glenn Urban died around 4 p.m. Sunday, said the coroner, who determined his death to be an accidental drowning.

Urban, 61, of Reading, was rescued from the reservoir around 9 a.m. Saturday near Spring Valley and Crystal Rock roads.


Urban was fishing at the reservoir, but there were no witnesses at the time he went into the water, so it's uncertain how he got there, the coroner said. The only witnesses were those on the scene when he was rescued.

Urban's family told the coroner's office that he fished at the reservoir quite a bit, as well as at Lake Ontelaunee.