Police scanner, printed: May 27 to June 2
NARROWSBURG, NY — At 7:30 p.m. on May 20, a Blue Ford truck with NY plates traveled down Erie Avenue, crossed lower Main Street into the Tinway Apartments parking lot, before flipping into the runoff stream of Little Lake Erie. There was a lawnmower in the truck. The airbag had been deployed.
Beach Lake Volunteer Fire Department was first called to the scene, as Narrowsburg and Lava volunteer firefighters were on a lift assist for the Tusten Volunteer Ambulance Service. Narrowsburg and Lava joined the scene following the assist.
As of late Friday afternoon, the state police had not released the identity of the driver. There were no passengers in the truck. At press time, state police could not be reached to provide any further information.
KENOZA LAKE, NY — On Wednesday, May 19, around 3:30 p.m., the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of a missing boater. Deputies were informed that Terry Davis Sr., age 62, of Jeffersonville, had left his residence around 5:30 a.m. to go fishing. A family member found his pickup truck by a boat launch around 3 p.m. There was no sign of him or his boat. Deputies searched the shoreline with state troopers and Kenoza Lake firefighters.
With no success on day one, the search resumed on May 20 with additional divers as well as K-9 teams. At approximately 10:20 a.m., Terry Davis Sr.’s body was located approximately 20 yards off of the southern shoreline by a state police marine unit. Divers recovered both the victim and his submerged boat in 12 feet of water.
In addition to the Sullivan County Fire Coordinator’s office, Jeffersonville, White Lake, Youngsville, Rock Hill, Narrowsburg and Highland Lake Fire Departments, as well as DEC Forest Rangers and Jeffersonville Ambulance Corps responded to the scene. The sheriff’s office, New York State Police and Rock Hill Fire Department provided drone surveillance during the search.
DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP, PA — On Tuesday morning, May 18, the Wayne County Coroner’s office was dispatched to a wooded area in Damascus Township in response to the discovery of human remains. It was established that the remains were discovered by state police and their canine unit.
Death investigation supervisor Laura Swingle and Wayne coroner Edward Howell responded to the scene together on Tuesday morning.
The office engaged a forensic anthropology team to respond to the scene and to conduct a thorough and skilled recovery.
Further testing will be performed at the direction of the coroner, and the investigation is ongoing.
“My staff and I are committed to working tirelessly to establish a positive identification in addition to the cause and manner of death,” Howell said. “More information will be provided when it becomes available.”
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