LATEST: Investigation continues after sheriff identifies victim in fatal Cayuga County boat launch accident

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said in an update on Monday that the cause of a fatal boat accident on Friday has not been identified.

He reported that the investigation remained active. In the press release, the victim was identified as 77-year-old Thomas Jetty.

The Turnpike Road resident lived in Auburn, and died after an incident at a boat launch in the Town of Mentz.

“Anyone with information should contact Det. Nicole Stewart at (315) 294-8093,” the Sheriff said in a press release.

Credit: WSYR-TV

One dead after boat launch accident in Cayuga County

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man died in the Town of Conquest following a boat launch accident along the Seneca River.

The accident happened Friday afternoon just off Route 38, according to WSYR-TV.

An investigation is underway. It’s unclear what exactly happened – but early indications suggest that the vehicle became submerged while attempting to back the boat into the boat launch.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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