The Iraq War veteran who drowned in the Huron River in October was intoxicated when he entered the water.
The final autopsy report on Nathan Dickey’s remains were completed by the Lucas County Coroner’s office and released this week by the Huron Police Department.
Dickey’s blood-alcohol level was 0.16 percent at the time of his death, twice the legal driving limit.
“By all accounts, (the autopsy) essentially showed that Mr. Dickey was indeed intoxicated at the time and it was an unfortunate contributor to his death,” Huron police Chief John Majoy said.
Dickey was an Ohio National Guardsman for about five years. He served 10 months in Iraq before returning in May, said Will Grosswiler, who served in Iraq with Dickey.
A days-long search of the river consumed the waterfront city in October, but police turned up nothing. Eight days after Dickey went missing, however, a resident spotted his body in the water.
Dickey was originally from the Columbus area, but had been living in Huron for several months at the time of his death.
Want to help Nathan Dickey’s family?
WHAT: Nathan Dickey Memorial fundraising event to help establish a memorial fund for his daughter.
WHEN: 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Norwalk VFW, 140 Milan Ave., Norwalk, Ohio
INFO: Food, music, drinks, silent auction, raffles. Donations will be accepted in any amount, $10 per person suggested. For information call Scott Day 419-677-6824. All other donations should be made out to the Dickey Memorial Fund and may be dropped off at any Chase bank location.