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MERCERSBURG – An investigation into the death of Gregory Alan Cole, 51, is ongoing, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The recovery of the Montgomery Township man’s body from a large pond along Knob Road this morning culminated a massive three-day search by a large variety of search and rescue experts involving 34 agencies with a total of 111 individuals.

Cole was first reported missing Sunday afternoon after he disappeared from a boat on the lake.

The disappearance triggered a water rescue attempt that evening.

When he hadn’t been found by Monday morning, Pennsylvania State Police joined the search and a state trooper took over media communications in the case.

The search concentrated in and around the 10,000 block of Knob Rd. in Montgomery Township.

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From the beginning, multiple agencies from various regions and states came together in a coordinated search effort to locate Cole.

This morning at approximately 8:40 a.m., Cole’s body was recovered from a pond along where he disappeared.

State Police said an autopsy is pending and the investigation into his death is ongoing.

Twenty four agencies assisted in the search and rescue, as well as the recovery efforts, of Cole.

These Agencies Include:

  1. Franklin County Coroner’s Office
  2. Maryland Department of Corrections
  3. PA State Police Aviation, K9, Marine, and Tactical Mounted Units
  4. Franklin County Department of Emergency Services
  5. Civil Air Patrol
  6. PA Fish and Boat Commission
  7. Maryland State Police – Dive Team
  8. Baltimore City Fire Department – Dive Team
  9. Delaware State Police – Dive Team
  10. Huntingdon County Water Rescue
  11. South Central PA Search and Rescue
  12. Maryland Department of Corrections – Critical Response Team
  13. New Cumberland Borough River Rescue
  14. Harrisburg City Fire Department – Dive Team
  15. PA S.E.R.T. – Cadaver Dogs
  16. M.M.P.W. Fire, Ambulance, and Fire Police
  17. Mercersburg Fire Department, EMS, and Fire Police
  18. Greencastle Police Department, Fire Department, and Fire Police
  19. Saint Thomas Fire Company
  20. Washington County, MD Special Operations – Dive Team
  21. Chambersburg Police Department – Canine
  22. Chambersburg Fire Department
  23. Green Township and Dave’s Truck Repair – Exterior Lighting Provided
  24. Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Company – Dive Team
  25. Members of the public and all other volunteers who assisted in the search efforts.
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