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Elderly man in altercation died of natural causes, coroner says

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Published On: May 09 2014 01:37:13 PM CDT
Pinebrook assisted living

Meghan Packer/69 News

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -

A man who died following an altercation inside a nursing home in Schuylkill County died of natural causes, the coroner said Friday.

State police had been investigating the death of Fred John Govern, who suffered minor head and facial pain and abrasions to both arms in an altercation with another resident inside the Pinebrook Personal Care and Retirement Center in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, near Orwigsburg, on March 17.

Govern, 92, was transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville for treatment, but police said he suffered cardiac arrest and died before his release.