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New Jersey State Police Probing Death Of Pennsylvania Parasailer

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) – Autopsy results are pending in the death of a Pennsylvania man who was found unresponsive in waters off southern New Jersey this weekend.

And while the death of 61-year-old Paul Smith of Yardley does not appear to be suspicious, New Jersey state police say their investigation is ongoing.

Smith was unconscious when a good Samaritan found him around 4 p.m. Saturday and got him out of the water. Before then, authorities believe Smith had been parasailing off Long Beach Island.

Smith was taken to Southern Ocean Medical Center in Stafford Township, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Authorities say it did not appear that Smith had sustained any injuries. An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday, but it was not known when the results would be disclosed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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