Drowning Confirmed: Missing Kayaker Found at Whitney Point Reservoir
New York State Police announced today that the body of the missing kayaker at the Whitney Point Reservoir has been recovered following an extensive search. James D. Jones, age 57 of Louisiana was found around 9:00 a.m. this morning by a recovery team. It was a search that had been going on since this past Saturday evening.
It appears that another person has drowned in our local area. Last week, we reported on a drowning at Canadarago Lake that happened when a man lost his life trying to recover his boat that had drifted away from an island on the lake.
This time, a man is thought to have drowned at the Whitney Point Reservoir, on Saturday evening according to New York State Police. A 57-year-old man from Pennsylvania whose name has not been released at this time was kayaking with another person when his boat overturned and he has still not been found. State police conducted a helicopter search and sent out an underwater recovery team with no results. Broome and Chenango County Sheriff's deputies, along with K9s, multiple fire department crews, and even volunteers, searched the surrounding land and turned up nothing. The investigation is ongoing.
Police have not said if the missing kayaker was wearing a life jacket.
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