A New Castle man was pronounced dead on Wednesday after he was found under 12 to 15 feet of water in a pond on Keno Road in Washington Township.

Lawrence County Coroner, RJ Johnson told 21 News identified the man as 55-year-old Kevin Eggleston of New Castle. Johnson tells us Eggleston was out at the pond swimming with a few of his friends when they eventually lost sight of him.

Eggleston's friends called 911 and local fire departments showed up on scene with a team of divers, who located him under 12 to 15 feet of water and recovered him. 

Johnson tells us that it was determined that Eggleston died from drowning.