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Quemahoning reservoir recreation area reopens after body recovered

July 16, 2018 GMT

The Quemahoning Family Recreation Area is set to reopen Monday at 10 a.m., two days after searchers pulled the body of a Seward man from a reservoir there.

The Somerset County location had been closed for a week after Joey Dubics, 18, of Seward, went missing in the water while paddleboarding.

State police said they are awaiting the results of toxicology tests, according to a news release. Troopers don’t believe there was any foul play, the release said.

After six days of searching, authorities recovered Dubics’ body Saturday afternoon from the bottom third of the reservoir in the area of a dam. Numerous teams from the area assisted in the search throughout the week for the Ligonier Valley High School graduate. On Saturday, they used remote-controlled submersible devices with video capabilities.

Dubics went missing July 9 when he dove from a paddleboard to retrieve a hat and sunglasses. Authorities said he surfaced once but then went under the water.

The reservoir is north of Route 30 and east of Route 219, near Hollsopple, and has a circumference of 14 miles.