19-year-old drowns in Oswego County reservoir

New York State Police say a 19-year-old drowned while swimming in the Salmon River Reservoir in Oswego County Sunday.

Posted: Jun 28, 2021 10:47 AM
Updated: Jun 28, 2021 11:16 AM

REDFIELD, N.Y. – New York State Police say a 19-year-old drowned while swimming in the Salmon River Reservoir in Oswego County Sunday.

Dylan J. Dunn, of North Syracuse, was at the reservoir with his family. Police say around 4 p.m., he and a 12-year-old family member swam across the reservoir to the south shore, using a large piece of driftwood. The two got out of the water and walked the shoreline until they found a spot where they felt it was close enough to swim across.

Police say the two got about half way across when Dunn started to go underwater and yell for help. The 12-year-old tried to help, but couldn’t, and ultimately swam the rest of the way to get out of the water and call for help. Police were called to the scene around 5:10 p.m.

Dunn’s body was found by the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office dive team about 80 feet from the shore.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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