NYSP: Body recovered from Great Sacandaga Lake, search for swimmer ends


SACANDAGA LAKE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The search for a missing person in the Great Sacandaga Lake has ended after the body of Major L. Adams of Saratoga Springs was recovered Monday morning, New York State Police say.

On Saturday night, just before 9 PM, State Police responded to the Northampton State Campground for a report of a missing boater. The person was swimming in a lake off the boat, when they began having trouble swimming, and went underwater.

The search ended for the night on Sunday, but resumed Monday morning. New York State Police now tell NEWS10 that a body has been recovered and the search for the missing swimmer has ended.

Michael Benin was on the lake the day it happened. He told News10 what it was like until the incident.

“It was crazy out here,” Benin said, “and the lake was packed. People were everywhere, playing music, docked up on the sandbar, and drinking, and just having a good time.”

Benin says the lake is typically a safe place.

“It’s really shocking that this kind of thing would happen out here,” he told News10.

The State Police Underwater Recovery Team searched for the swimmer, along with the D.E.C, Fulton and Saratoga County Sheriff Offices, and several fire departments.

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