NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Troop F Commander
On June 26, 2021 at 10:35 p.m., state police from the Liberty barracks responded to State Route 97 in the town of Highland for a possible drowning on the Delaware River. The initial investigation indicates that Louis Pellot, age 31 of Brooklyn, NY entered the water from a campsite and became fatigued and was seen struggling in the water. He went under the water and was not seen. Pellot’s body was recovered by members of the Matamoras Fire Department.
On June 27, 2021 at 4:49 p.m. state police from the Liberty barracks responded to the National Parks Service Station in the town of Lumberland for a report of a missing swimmer on the Delaware River. Michael Cammett, age 24 of North Arlington, NJ was rafting with friends in an inflatable raft. Cammett and friends entered the river at approximately 3:00 p.m. in two rafts that were tethered together. Cammett jumped into the river and did not resurface. A detailed search involving Lumberland Constables, Matamoras, Narrowsburg, Lumberland, and Highland Fire Departments, United State Park Ranger’s, and the New York State Police Underwater Recovery Team (URT) ensued. Cammett’s body was located by the State Police URT.
Circumstances of both drownings are still under investigation.