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Amsterdam man drowns while swimming in Mohawk

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An Amsterdam man drowned Sunday while trying to swim across the Mohawk River in Little Falls, police said. Michael Flowers, 21, was on Moss Island with friends when they decided to swim the river. Flowers jumped in with a friend, but tired and drowned about 20 feet from the other shore, police said. The friend tried to save him and a passer-by called 911. Firefighters searched the water for him immediately upon their arrival but ...


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