- Associated Press - Sunday, July 19, 2015

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a 26-year-old man from New York City has died after drowning at an upstate park.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says Sunday that Richmond Agbesi drowned after jumping off a pier at Sheppard’s Park in Lake George.

It happened around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday while he was swimming with friends.

Authorities say Agbesi was in the area with several friends to celebrate a recent college graduation.

They say he jumped off McDonald’s Pier and never surfaced. He was pulled from the water nearly an hour later.

Police say Agbesi was about 10 feet underwater when bystanders and police divers tried to find him. Rescue crews started CPR at the scene, but the man died at the hospital.

An autopsy conducted Monday showed he died from drowning.

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