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GoFundMe Set Up for 17-Year-Old Newark Drowning Victim


Finger Lakes residents are responding to a GoFundMe page set up to help the family of the Newark teenager who drowned in the Erie Canal Monday night.

The body of 17-year-old Wilson Augustave was recovered from the Canal after witnesses reported seeing him enter the water from atop a guardrail on the North Main Street bridge. A passerby attempted to rescue Augustave but was unsuccessful.

While the police investigation is ongoing, foul play is not suspected at this time.

Augustave was a junior at Newark High School.

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