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News of Otsego County

boy drowns

ONE TWIN MISSED, FOUND IN RIVER

ONE TWIN MISSED,

FOUND IN RIVER

Drowning Accidental, Police Conclude

BCI Capt. Scott Heggelke briefs reporters this afternoon on the drowning of a 3-year-old boy near Goodyear Lake. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By PARKER FISH • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Andrew Durkin, 3, was found in water 17 feet from a Susquehanna River embankment.

GOODYEAR LAKE – Three-year-old Andrew James Durkin was dressed in the same outfit as his identical brother when he went missing at his family’s seasonal house on the Susquehanna River just north of Goodyear Lake.

By the time the family realized that one of the twins was nowhere to be found, it was too late.

According to a briefing this afternoon by state police Capt. Scott Heggelke, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), a 911 call came in to Troop C headquarters in Sidney at 2:54 p.m. regarding a missing child on Bob Wilson Road, Milford Center.

BOY, 3, DROWNS IN GOODYEAR LAKE

BOY, 3, DROWNS

IN GOODYEAR LAKE

GOODYEAR LAKE – A 3-year-old boy, identified by his family as Andrew James Durkin, drowned in Goodyear Lake Sunday afternoon, state police at Troop C report.

Troopers were called to a seasonal residence near Goodyear Lake at 2:54 p.m. where the family, from Gilboa, reported the child missing.

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