An Akron man was found dead in the Mogadore Reservoir after drowning while fishing alone Tuesday morning.
Portage County Sheriff David Doak tells AkronNewsNow.com officers were called to the reservoir around 7 a.m where they found a flipped boat and the body of 73-year old Ralph Ludwig.
Another couple who was fishing alerted authorities to Ludwig's body being in the the water.
Sheriff Doak says people should always adhere to safety rules and wear life vests while in the water.
"We just urge people always to be safe on the water, regardless of age or physical condition, they should utilize life vests," Doak says.
"People have to pay attention to safety regulations, that's what we have them for."
No foul play is suspected in Ludwig's death, but the Portage County Sheriff's Department and the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the incident.