An investigation is underway after a Hudson Valley man drowned while swimming in a local lake.

On Monday, New York State Police from Troop F confirmed troopers responded to reports of a possible drowning in Rockland County.

Orange County, New York Man Drowns in Rockland County, New York


On Sunday, August 7, 2022, at approximately 8:15 p.m., New York State Park Police responded to Seven Lakes in the town of Haverstraw for a report of a possible drowning. Police were told that 43-year-old Bogdan Kardynal from Sloatsburg, New York entered Seven Lakes from the Sebago Boat Launch in Haverstraw, New York and wasn't seen again.

Kardynal was seen entering the water and trying to swim, but he did not resurface after going under the water, witnesses told New York State Police.

Witness Attempts To Save Man Drowning in Haverstraw, New York

A witness in the area jumped into the lake to assist Kardynal but was unable to locate him, police were told. The man's body was eventually found by Rockland County Firefighters

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New York State Police Respond To Drowning of Sloatsburg, New York Man in Rockland County


The Thiells Fire Department and Water Rescue located Kardynal’s body a short time later and removed him from the lake, according to New York State Police.

The Rockland County Medical examiner later arrived on the scene and declared him deceased. More information isn't known at this time.

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TLC show 'American Chopper' Orange County Choppers Headquarters in Newburgh Abandoned & For Sale

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.
In 2003, a father-son business reality show hit the Discovery Channel. It was called American Chopper and it followed the custom motorcycle building business of the Teutul family out of Newburgh, NY. Paul Sr. owned the shop with sons Paul Jr and Mikey working in the business. There was a slew of cast and characters. The center of the show wasn't just the amazing custom motorcycles built for celebrities and others, it was the volatile relationship between Sr. and Jr. The show ran for 12 seasons before the two could no longer get along. It ended up in lawsuits and the two not talking for ten plus years. In the past few years, the business moved to Florida. This left the 61,000-square-foot headquarters for sale and abandoned. Take a look at what remains of Ocean County Choppers.

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