ITHACA, N.Y. — The body of a 31-year-old Ithaca man was recovered Tuesday from the Ausable River in the Adirondacks.
Rescue teams found Matthew Miller, 31, of Ithaca, Tuesday afternoon after a nearly 24-hour search, according to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. The incident is being investigated as a drowning.
Miller was swimming at the Wilmington Flume when he went underwater, news reports say.
The Wilmington Flume is located on the Ausable River, about two miles west of Wilmington, New York. The spot has several waterfalls. The lowest, 20-foot waterfall drops into a large swimming hole which is a popular swimming spot.
Though Miller jumped into a popular swimming hole, the flume can be dangerous after it rains, Wilmington Fire Chief Louis Adragna told NBC5 News.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday morning.