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Sloatsburg Man Found Dead In Ramapo River, Police Say

Rescuers workers with the Thiells Fire Department responded to the drowning.
Rescuers workers with the Thiells Fire Department responded to the drowning. Photo Credit: Rockland Fires/Facebook

This story has been updated.

A 51-year-old man was found dead Tuesday in the Ramapo River around noon, according to the Rockland County Sheriff's Office.

Numerous police departments were on the scene off Waldron Terrace, behind the I-87 Thruway rest stop within the Eleanor Burlingham Memorial County Park, a 45-acre nature preserve in Sloatsburg Village.

The Thiells Fire Departments responded to the scene with its new underwater search & rescue truck as well as the Stony Point Fire Department to assist the Sloatsburg Fire Department.

Police know the man's identity but have not made it public yet, Rockland County Executive Ed Day said.

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