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Monday, May 3, 2021

Former Coudersport Surgeon Dies In Freak Accident While Mowing Lawn

Rescuers found the body of a Kentucky doctor Friday who plunged over a cliff on a zero-turn riding lawnmower and landed in Lake Cumberland.

A non-profit group using sonar equipment located the body of Dr. Robert Supinski near his home in 82 feet of water, said Capt. Troy McLin with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

Supinski’s home overlooks the lake in the Slate Branch area. The yard is flat but borders a bluff about 150 feet high that drops off steeply to the lake, McLin said.

Supinski, 66, was mowing his yard Wednesday afternoon.

Supinski, an orthopedic surgeon, completed medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1980 and was licensed in Kentucky in 2011, according to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

Dr. Supinski was a practicing orthopedic surgeon for many years at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA

State records show he didn’t renew his license after February 2020 and he was inactive as a physician.

Before his retirement, Supinski had been injured when a wave hit a boat and flipped it over while he and family members were deep-sea fishing, McLin said.

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moses said...


Anonymous said...

one of our own!!! he made us proud we would love the horor of seeing his obit we lost all track of him had no idea where his life took him after danville

Anonymous said...

What is your question Moses? I personally loved Dr Supinski. Such a sad loss.

moses said...

I am sure that you did love that man, in his photo, his face and eyes show a good man, not deceitful, and it is a sad loss.
However, the photo of the fence says something different. It somehow does not seem right, only God knows. Moses

Anonymous said...

I was very saddened by this news. Dr. Supinski and the staff at Charles Cole took very good care of me for many years through numerous knee surgeries.He always took the time with me and encouraged second opinions which always supported and complimented his opinion and work. He loved to live life to the fullest and his sudden death reminds us that every day is precious.
Jan Burkness

Anonymous said...

We loved Dr Supinski also. He was very good to us when he did my husbands knee & I had a couple injections for my shoulder. This broke our hearts to read this. We lift our prayers up to heaven for his dear wife. A terrible accident to happen.

It Does Art said...

I'm so sorry to hear about his passing. My heart goes out to his son's, Stephen and Johnathan, and his family.

Anonymous said...

Doc Supinski patched half the guys at our plant back together back in the 90`s. I never heard a bad word about him.