Pennsylvania Man Found Dead in Cheat Lake

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Updated Monday, August 24, 2009 ; 11:44 AM

The body of Peter Scalise was found Saturday afternoon.

Story by Macall Allen
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MORGANTOWN -- Rescue Crews spent all night searching for a missing man on Cheat Lake.

The call came in to 911 as a drowning around 1:30 Friday morning.

Saturday at about 12:00 pm the man was found dead.

The victim is identified as 23-year-old Peter Andrew Scalise of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Authorities say the man was camping near the headwaters, with a group of about 15-20 people.

Witnesses say he was last seen standing in the water as they were exiting the lake around 1:00 am.

Three rescue boats and search teams were out on the lake early Saturday morning including a cadaver dog.

The Cheat Lake Volunteer Fire Department says the group admitted to have been drinking.

The cause of death is yet to determined by the State Medical Examiners' Office.

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