The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a pond off of White Street in the Town of Bridgeawater.

The victim is identified as 73-year old Ernest Christian.

Christian was pulled from the pond Wednesday night by family members who had been looking for him

Deputies say Christian was seen earlier in the day, but had not been heard from for four or five hours.

The Sheriff's Office is awaiting autopsy results from the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office.