State Police investigate drowning in White Lake
Troop F Commander
August 28, 2022, at approximately 2:15 p.m., State Police from the Liberty barracks responded to White Lake in the town of Bethel for a report of three people who went underwater and failed to resurface. Preliminary investigation revealed that a family from Bellerose, NY began swimming in White Lake at approximately 10 a.m. At approximately 2:00 p.m., Basir Amin, age 18 began to struggle in the deep portion of the lake. His sister, Nasrin Amin, age 21, and his uncle, Afrid Haider, age 34 attempted to assist Basir. Subsequently all three went under the water and did not resurface. All three victims were recovered by responding divers from Bethel Fire. The three were under the water for a period of time. Life saving measures were started immediately. They were transported to Garnet Medical in Harris, NY. Basir Amin was pronounced deceased. Nasrin Amin and Afrid Haider are both listed in critical condition.