ST. JOHNSVILLE, N.Y. -- An Ilion man has died after first responders pulled his body from the East Canada Lake on the Montgomery County-Herkimer County line on Friday.
57 year-old Donald Stannard of Ilion was located in about 10 feet of water. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Montgomery County Coroner.
Montgomery County Sheriffs responded to a call on Friday morning for a report of an unoccupied kayak with personal belongings. A witness also told police they saw a man in the water near the kayak who appeared to struggle and go under.
Multiple crews searched the area and found Stannard's body on northeast side of the lake.