Fisherman who died in apparent drowning ID’d

SE Mass

TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office has identified the fisherman who apparently drowned in Taunton Tuesday morning.

Luke Walker, 75, of Dorchester, died while out fishing with a group of friends in the area roughly behind the Department of Public Works building — commonly known as the “Clay Ponds.”

The DA’s office said it appears Walker had slipped down a muddy embankment and into the water.

Investigators believe Walker became trapped as his waders and heavy clothing filled with water.

Walker was rushed to Morton Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

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