Hartford, Connecticut Man dies after possible drowning in Hudson


Authorities are continuing to investigate a possible drowning that occurred on Saturday.

Police were called to an area along the Hudson River near Davern Drive, located west of Route 9N in Lake Luzerne, New York around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Davern Drive in Lake Luzerne, New York via Google Maps (June 2022)

Davern Drive in Lake Luzerne, New York via Google Maps (June 2022)

According to a written statement from the New York State Police, results of an investigation revealed that Wilfredo Arizmendi, 48, of Hartford, Conn., was on a family boat trip “when he entered in the water to swim”. Arizmendi began showing distress shortly. He was thrown a flotation device but continued to struggle to stay above water.

Another boat that was in the area helped pull him out of the water and bring him back to the boat. Arizmendi was taken to Glens Falls Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police have yet to confirm whether Arizmendi was wearing a life jacket in addition to the flotation device that was thrown at him. No pre-existing medical conditions or extenuating circumstances have been reported by police at this time.

No other injuries were reported.

Police say the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information that could be useful to the investigation is asked to call the police.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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