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Scotia boater drowns in Great Sacandaga

Monday, July 28, 2014 - Updated: 10:25 AM

PROVIDENCE -- A 29-year-old Scotia man drowned after he fell into the Great Sacandaga Lake while docking his pontoon boat Saturday, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office.

Arthur T. Merchant fell into the water near Pine Tree Hollow Road around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the sheriff's office. The three other passengers who were on board had already left the boat when the accident occurred.

Rescue personnel located Merchant at 10:22 p.m. in approximately 20 feet of water near the pontoon, according to the release.

Five local fire departments, the Edinburgh and Galway EMS, and Saratoga sheriff's deputies all responded to the scene.

Corinth Fire Department divers and South Glens Falls Fire Co. divers located Merchant's body.

According to the report, Saratoga County Coroner Susan Hayes pronounced him dead at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation.

-- Caroline Murray

     

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