Syracuse woman drowns near Hammond

Syracuse woman drowns near Hammond
The body of a 28 year old woman from Syracuse was recovered from near Kring Point State Park Wednesday morning. (Source: WWNY)

HAMMOND (WWNY) - A 28 year old Syracuse woman is dead from an apparent drowning in the St. Lawrence River Wednesday morning.

State police say Cookie Brown was canoeing in strong current with a man at the mouth of what’s known as Megan’s Bay in the town of Hammond when the boat capsized.

Police say she wasn't wearing a life jacket and didn't know how to swim. They say she was found in about 40 feet of water.

Troopers say Brown was in the north country for the summer.

Troopers say the other person in the canoe, who was not injured.

State police responded around 8:45 a.m. and were assisted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Alexandria Bay, Hammond, and Morristown fire departments. The Lisbon Fire Department responded with boats and divers.

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