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Man Dies When Rowboat Overturns In Putnam County Reservoir

Bridge over Croton Reservoir (credit: CBS 2)

Bridge over Croton Reservoir (credit: CBS 2)

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CARMEL, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A man has died – apparently drowning when the rowboat he was in overturned in a reservoir in Putnam County, according to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

The department, which runs New York City’s watershed, said another man swam to shore in the incident.

The men were fishing in the Croton Falls reservoir when the boat flipped on Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the accident was being investigated Tuesday night.

Fishing is permitted in reservoirs, and the DEP said the men had proper permits but were not wearing life preservers.

The victim’s name was not made public. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In addition to DEP police, officers from Carmel and firefighters from the Croton Falls Fire Department were at the scene.

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