Indiana man scatters wife's ashes in lake, falls into water and dies

Flow of water over a stone. (Source: Shutterstock/Coldmoon Photoproject)

LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR / WSBT) — An 88-year-old man died from a heart attack after he scattered his wife's ashes into a northern Indiana lake.

The coroner told WSBT that the cause of death was acute myocardial arrest.

Ralph Miyata fell off the dock into the water after spreading the ashes of his wife.

A friend told WSBT the lake is where Miyata and his wife used to water ski, swim and go sailing during the summer.

She passed away in April.

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