Missing Hudson Valley Swimmer Found Dead
After days of searching, a man who went missing while swimming in the Hudson Valley has been found dead.
On Saturday around 7:30 p.m., the Lake Carmel Fire Department was dispatched to a marine incident involving a missing swimmer in Lake Carmel. For several hours the fire department helped other agencies search in and around the lake before suspending the search just before 11 p.m.
Officials believe a man went for a swim Saturday afternoon and went missing.
On Facebook, the Lake Carmel Fire Department thanked the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department dive team, Carmel Fire Department, Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Town Of Kent police and the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department dive team for their help
"Please keep the missing swimmer and their family in your thoughts," the Lake Carmel Fire Department wrote on Facebook Saturday evening.
On Saturday, the search continued for the man who went swimming Saturday afternoon in Lake Carmel, this time with more first responders.
Photos, which can be seen below, show first responders using boats, a drone, and a police helicopter during the search.
This time Lake Carmel firefighters were joined by Kent Police, Mahopac Falls Fire Department Dive Team, Yorktown Fire Department Dive Team, Westchester County Police, New York State Police and Putnam Sheriffs, officials say.
On Monday around 5:30 a.m., the man's body was found floating in the middle of the lake, a Town of Kent police spokesperson told Hudson Valley Post. The man's name hasn't been released but police say the man is 54-years-old and lives in Connecticut.