Police: 3-year-old boy dies after being found in river

Published 07-23-2018

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MILFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old boy who went missing from a home in upstate New York has drowned in the Susquehanna River.

New York State Police say the family reported Andrew Durkin missing a little before 3 p.m. Sunday from their seasonal residence in the Otsego County town of Milford, 60 miles (96 kilometers) southwest of Albany.

State troopers and the Otsego County Sheriff's Office conducted a search, alongside firefighters, emergency responders and civilians.

The boy was located by a state police underwater recovery team about 17 feet from a dock around 4:30 p.m. Troopers say resuscitation was attempted, but Andrew was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police on Monday ruled his death an accidental drowning.

Andrew, who has a twin brother, was from Gilboa in neighboring Delaware County.


This story has been corrected to say that drowning was in the Susquehanna River, not a lake.

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