11 June 2020
 Acting Major R. Christopher West
 Troop G Commander

State Police are currently investigating the death of an Albany man who was located deceased in shallow water off Pebbles Island in Cohoes yesterday afternoon.

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on June 10, 2020, State Police responded to Peebles Island State Park in the city of Cohoes, after passersby walking along the Delaware Ave. path observed a body in shallow water in the Mohawk River.

The victim is identified as 22-year-old Joshua A. Abood of Albany. This morning, an autopsy was conducted at Ellis Hospital by Dr. Bernard T. Ng. The cause of death has been determined to be cardiopulmonary arrest as consequence of drowning, and the death has been ruled accidental.

The matter remains under investigation, any updates will be posted to the newsroom.


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