Update: St. Lawrence River Diver Dies

MGN Online


A diver pulled from the St. Lawrence River just after noon Friday died, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

A statement from the department late Friday afternoon said the death is not considered suspicious.

Earlier, Coast Guard officials told 7 News they rescued an unconscious diver from the river.

It happened shortly after noon near the southwest corner of Wellesley Island.

The Coast Guard said a man had been diving with a group and that the operator of the dive boat the group was using alerted authorities to the problem.

The man was unconscious when he was pulled from the water.

The man was taken to first Chalk's Marina, where an ambulance took him to River Hospital in Alexandria Bay.

No other information about the man's identity was immediately available.

Monday, December 5, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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