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St. Marys drowning victim ID'd; family sought

A 52-year-old Fort Wayne man pulled from the St. Marys River a week ago has been identified.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office said it has been unable to contact any relatives of Thomas R. Haskins, and it is releasing his name in hopes of finding them.

At 3:05 p.m. April 29, 911 dispatchers received a report that the man was in the river by the Main Street Bridge, near Rockhill Street. Divers with the Fort Wayne Fire Department were dispatched, and they began searching for him.

At 3:26 p.m., the man was pulled from the river, not breathing and without a pulse. Authorities estimated he spent close to 20 minutes underwater.

Medics worked to revive him, and about 16 minutes after he was taken from the water, he regained a pulse, authorities said.

Haskins was taken to a city hospital, where he died at 10:30 p.m., the coroner’s office said.

A friend of Haskins', who was on the bridge during the rescue, told The Journal Gazette that Haskins had been sitting with him and decided to go for a swim.

The coroner’s office has determined that Haskins was born in Alaska and his parents are deceased. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the office at 260-449-7389.

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