NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop D Commander
On July 17, 2020, at 6:55 p.m. State Police in Watertown along with State Park Police responded to Southwick Beach State Park in the town of Ellisburg, Jefferson County for a report of a water rescue. After an almost three hour search, the victim was discovered deceased in Lake Ontario by members of the State Police Underwater Recovery Team (URT). The victim is identified as Miguel A. Harvey, age 49 from Adams, NY.
State Police were assisted at the scene by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard Aviation, Lifenet Helicopter, and multiple fire departments.