- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

MCGRANN, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say more tests are needed to determine the cause of death of a man whose body was found at the edge of a western Pennsylvania creek after he went panning for gold.

Officials say 33-year-old Jeremy Potcnak, of Ford City, was found Monday morning along Tub Mill Run in Manor Township, Armstrong County. Family members went looking for him when he didn’t return home.

Coroner Brian Myers said an autopsy Monday was inconclusive and additional toxicology and tissue tests will be done to determine the cause and manner of death. He said foul play is not suspected. State police are also investigating.

Kevin Andrews, director of the county tourist bureau, says panning for gold isn’t a common activity, but he has heard of people doing it in the area.

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