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Tragedy Strikes as 11-Year-Old Boy Drowns in Southern Tier River


An 11-year-old boy drowned in the Southern Tier on Monday.

State Police in Binghamton responded to the Tioughnioga River in the town of Lisle regarding a possible drowning at around 4 Monday afternoon.

The investigation determined that an 11-year-old male from Marathon, NY, was fishing with friends and decided to jump in the water to swim when he went under the water and didn’t resurface due to the strong current. At 7:15 p.m., the victim was located deceased in approximately eight feet-deep water by the Broome County Dive Team.

There were no signs of foul play, and the scene was consistent with an accidental drowning.

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