The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the death of a woman who was found floating near the shoreline of the Jamesville Beach Park.
Thursday around 12:51 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies along with emergency personnel responded to the Jamesville Beach Park after a County Parks employee discovered a woman’s body floating near the shoreline. Park employees along with members from the Jamesville Fire Department were able to bring the body to shore, where medical personnel pronounced the woman dead. An overturned kayak was also discovered in the vicinity of where the body was located, which deputies determined to belong to the victim who is in her 60’s.
The victim, whose name is being withheld at this time pending next of kin notifications, appeared to have been kayaking in the water by herself and was not wearing a personal floatation device. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division were called to the scene are continuing to investigate the incident, which is believed to be an accidental drowning. The official cause of death will be determined by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.