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Body found at lock

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By CHARLIE KRAEBEL

Recorder Editor

FORT PLAIN -- Village police on Monday announced they found the body of an 86-year-old Abbott Street resident who apparently died as a result of heavy flooding last week.

Fort Plain Police Chief Robert A. Thomas III issued a news release late Monday saying the body of Ethel Healey was found within debris located next to Erie Canal Lock 14 in Canajoharie.

Authorities believe Healey died when her doublewide trailer was swept away from its Abbott Street location by the raging Otsquago Creek.

In the news release, Thomas said Healey's next of kin has been notified and a positive identity was made. According to Thomas, the family has asked for privacy as they deal with their loss.

No other details were available on Monday.

Healey is the only confirmed death caused by the floods that ravaged Fort Plain late last week.

The news comes after a search of the river took place by officers from several law enforcement agencies.

On Sunday, sources said a box of her belongings was found along the Mohawk River between Fort Plain and Canajoharie.

     

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