Columbia County Sheriff's Office
David W. Harrison, Jr., SHERIFF                     James R. Sweet, UNDERSHERIFF
Copyright ©2006 Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Hudson, NY 12534
                                       DEATH INVESTIGATION GERMANTOWN
                                                                              July 18, 2007

Germantown, NY      Columbia County Sheriff David W. Harrison, Jr. reports that the victim of a drowning that  
occurred on Lasher Avenue in the Town of Germantown on July 17th, was 18-year-old Lyle Rueben Fieser.  Mr.
Fieser had been using a weed eater and it appears he may have suffered from a seizure causing him to fall into a
pond where a family member found him.

The exact cause of death will be determined at an autopsy being performed today at 12:45pm at St. Peter’s Hospital
in Albany.

Sheriff David W. Harrison, Jr., Undersheriff James R. Sweet, Captain David P. Bartlett, Uniformed Deputy Sheriff’s,
Sheriff’s Investigators, County Coroner Kenneth Hamm and the Germantown Fire Department were on the scene.