Boating accident on Queechy Lake

15 August 2022
Major Kathryne M. Rohde
Troop K Commander

Canaan, New York – On August 13, 2022, the New York State Police responded to Queechy Lake for a boating accident.

At approximately 2:05 p.m., Troopers were dispatched by Columbia County 911 to Queechy Lake for a report of a woman struck by a boat.  Chatham Rescue arrived on scene, began medical treatment, and facilitated the medevac of Catherine Thompson, age 68, of Portland, OR, to Albany Medical Center.  Thompson remains at Albany Medical Center in serious but stable condition.

Initial investigation found Thompson was swimming in the lake and was struck by a pontoon style motorboat.  Thompson attempted to dive under the boat but was unable to avoid injury.

This investigation remains ongoing.

Author: Harlem Valley News