SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) –Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit responded to the Mohawk River near Schenectady County Community College for a person in a capsized rowing boat on the morning of September 17. James Addison, 58 was not wearing a life jacket and was found unresponsive in the water when police arrived.

Around 8:45 a.m. on September 17, authorities responded to the scene. Scotia Fire Department pulled Addison from the water and attempted life-saving measures. Police reported the male was taken to Ellis Hospital where he was eventually pronounced dead. According to police, the cause of death was accidental drowning.