- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

FORT COVINGTON, N.Y. (AP) - Emergency crews say they’ve found the snowmobiles two men were riding when they fell through the ice on a northern New York river, but the search continues for one of the riders.

Officials tell the Press-Republican of Plattsburgh (https://bit.ly/17uU61o ) that the body of 26-year-old Brandon Sweeting was found last Sunday near where the Salmon River meets the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, across the border from Fort Covington in Franklin County.

Authorities say Sweeting and a 38-year-old man were riding snowmobiles on the ice on the Salmon River when they fell through. Relatives called Quebec police when the men failed to return.

Officials say both snowmobiles had been found as of Wednesday.

Both men were residents of the Akwesasne (og-wuh-SAHZ’-nee) Mohawk Indian reservation that spans the U.S.-Canada border.


Information from: Press-Republican, https://www.pressrepublican.com

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