Irwin man drowned in Allegheny River, medical examiner's office says
A man whose body was found floating in the Allegheny River was identified on Thursday as being the man who was swept away last week while wading at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club, a spokesman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said.
James Tulenko, 74, of Irwin, was wading in chest-deep water near his docked houseboat on July 4, when he apparently lost his footing and was carried downstream by the swift current. His body was spotted Monday floating under the 40th Street Bridge.
An autopsy showed Tulenko had drowned, the spokesman for the medical examiner's office said. His death was ruled accidental.
Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or email@example.com.
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