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Youngstown's Copping dies in Wilson Harbor

by TSchmitt
Mon, Apr 18th 2011 07:47 am

Friends and family of Youngstown resident William Copping are still in shock about the news that the prominent Niagara Falls businessman was found dead in Wilson Harbor over the weekend.

The 66-year-old Copping, who was a co-founder of the Niagara Falls-based Precious Plate, was found near his 28-foot fishing boat in the harbor around 10 a.m. on Saturday.

According to investigators, a marina employee had spoken with Copping about 35 minutes before a 911 call was placed.

It's presumed that he fell while trying to launch his boat, although that investigation is continuing. Anyone who may have further information or witnessed anything in the Wilson Harbor is asked to call 438-3338.


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