State police divers recovered the body of a 23-year-old sailor this afternoon in Galway Lake in the town of Galway, authorities said.
The Navy man was not immediately identified. State police received a call at 7:20 p.m. Sunday that a swimmer had gone down in the small lake and did not resurface. His roommates at the house the sailors rented on the lake tried to reach him but were unsuccessful and called the 911 emergency number.
Capt. Brian Fort of the Navy’s nuclear power training unit at the Kenneth A. Kesselring facility in West Milton confirmed that the sailor was from the Kesselring site and was a student there. The Navy was still in the process of informing the sailor’s family, Fort said.
Fort said the sailor told his roommates he was going for a swim at dusk on Sunday. They did not go out with him but were in the nearby cottage on the lake. When he didn’t return, they went outside to look for him, Capt. Fort said.
State police divers were assisted by the Galway Fire Department. On Sunday, dive teams from the South Glens Falls and Corinth fire companies assisted in the search along with Providence Fire Company volunteers.
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