30 September 2022
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander
 
 
 

 
PRESS RELEASE
 
Update: 
 
On October 12, 2022, the New York State Police Underwater Recovery Team members located the victim, George M. Thevis, 68, from Atlanta, GA, deceased in the AuSable River.  Thevis was transported to Glens Falls hospital. There were no signs of foul-play, and an autopsy will be conducted on a later day. 
 
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State Police are asking for the publics assistance in locating a man that fell into the AuSable River.
 
On September 29, 2022, around 6:39 p.m., Troopers responded to the area behind Hungry Trout Resort located on NY 86 in the town of Wilmington for a report of a man that fell into the AuSable River. 
 
A preliminary investigation determined that George M. Thevis, 68, from Atlanta, GA, lost his balance and fell about 25 feet down into the river. 
 
State Troopers, NYSP aviation, NYSP URT, are assisted by Essex County Sheriff’s, Wilmington and Upper Jay fire and rescue, and NYS DEC forest rangers in attempting to locate Thevis.   
 
The investigation is ongoing.
 
State Troopers are asking for anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact SP Ray Brook 518-563-3761.
 

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