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26 July 2021
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander

PRESS RELEASE
On July 24, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. New York State Police Wurtsboro along with the members of the Fallsburg Police responded to the area of the bridge crossing near Old Falls Road in the town of Fallsburg for a report of a drowning.

Initial investigation revealed that Rene Flores, age 46 from the town of Fallsburg jumped from a rock ledge into the river and began to struggle to swim. Flores was able to make it to a rock but was unable to pull himself up due to the steepness of the rock and the current. A friend of his jumped in and attempted to assist him but lost sight of Flores as he was swept underwater by the current.

Flore’s body was recovered by the Sullivan County Dive Team.