3 people drown in the Hudson Valley in 1 day
Police are investigating after three people drowned in the Hudson Valley within 24 hours.
At around 10:35 p.m., New York State Police from Liberty Barracks responded to State Route 97 in the city of Highland for a possible drowning on the Delaware River.
The initial investigation indicates that Louis Pellot, 31, from Brooklyn, entered the water from a campsite and got tired and was seen struggling in the water, police said. He went underwater and was not seen.
Pellot’s body was recovered by members of the Matamoras Fire Department.
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At around 4:45 p.m., New York State Police from Liberty Barracks responded to the City of Lumberland National Parks Service Station for a report of a missing swimmer on the Delaware River.
Michael Cammett, 24 from North Arlington, NJ was rafting with friends in an inflatable raft. Cammett and his friends entered the river around 3:00 p.m. in two rafts tied together. Cammett jumped into the river and did not resurface, police said.
Cammett’s body was located by URT State Police.
At around 7 p.m. on Sunday, Port Jervis Police and members of the City of Port Jervis Fire Department responded to a 911 report of possible drowning in the Delaware River in the Laurel Grove Cemetery area. in a popular swimming hole called “Goose Rock”.
Witnesses reported that the swimmer was last seen floating down the middle of the river towards the I-84 bridge when the swimmer submerged underwater and never resurfaced.
On Monday around 11:45 am, divers located the deceased, identified as a 32-year-old man from Port Jervis. The unnamed man was found about 60 feet from the shore at a depth of 11 to 12 feet underwater, police said.
The circumstances of the three drownings are still under investigation.
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