29 July 2020

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander









State Police in Hastings is investigating an apparent drowning that occurred at the Salmon River Falls in the town of Orwell, Oswego County.

On July 28, 2020, at 5:35 p.m., Troopers responded to the Salmon River Falls for a reported male who was swimming with friends and had jumped from the top of the 110-foot falls area but did not resurface.

The victim, identified as 24-year-old Brett M. Colvin, from Camillus, NY, was found deceased in the water by a member of the State Police Underwater Recovery Team (URT). 

An autopsy is scheduled to determine an official cause of death.

The investigation is continuing.

State police were assisted at the scene by Orwell Fire Dept., NOCA Ambulance, Oswego County Fire Coordinators, Oswego County Dive Team, and the Oswego County Rope Rescue Team.


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