Update 10 a.m. —
A 20-year-old man from Virgil has been identified as the college-aged person who drowned at Ithaca’s Second Dam early Sunday evening.
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office says that Eric Richardson jumped into the water at Second Dam around 6 p.m. “and failed to resurface.”
“After several attempts, bystanders found Richardson underwater and brought him to the surface,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
“Attempts at CPR administered at the scene were unsuccessful..”
Update at 8:06 a.m. — Police have confirmed that a man in his 20s is dead after jumping into water south of the dam Sunday evening.
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office said the man did not immediately resurface after jumping, and bystanders tried several times to find the man in the water before pulling him out unconscious.
CPR efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Sheriff’s deputies, the Ithaca Police Department, Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance responded to the scene at 6:07 p.m.
Officials have now confirmed that one person died in a swimming accident at Second Dam in the town of Ithaca on Sunday evening.
Emergency crews were called around 6:05 p.m. to the Six Mile Creek reservoir after a report of a college-aged person being seriously injured.
14850.com reports that emergency crews tried CPR and life-saving efforts but were ultimately unable to resuscitate the individual, whose name has not been released.
The individual who ultimately died died had been pulled out of the water by friends at Second Dam, according to 14850.com.
Check back for an update tomorrow morning.
ITHACA, N.Y. — A serious accident at Ithaca’s Second Dam drew multiple emergency response agencies to the area early Sunday evening, according to the Tompkins County 911 Dispatch Center.
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Emergency responders say one college-aged person was injured in what appears to have been a swimming accident near Giles Street that occurred around 6:05 p.m. Officials have not confirmed the severity of the injury sustained.
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating because the accident occurred in the town of Ithaca.
The 911 Dispatch Center says that a helicopter from Mercy was put on standby but not activated. The Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance were among the agencies called to the scene.
This story is developing and an update is expected to be released tomorrow morning.
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