Searchers recover body of drowning victim in Grasse River

Published 05/12 2014 01:57PM

Updated 05/12 2014 02:22PM

Town of Clare(WWTI) -- Searchers located the body of 21 year old Elliot Mullings of Brooklyn, NY just before 11:30 on Monday morning.

According to the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, On May 11th at approximately 4:10pm, Mullings was in the water near the base of the Lampson Falls with two friends when he became caught up in the swift current and high waters and was swept downstream.

Attempts by his two friends and other on lookers, to rescue Mr. Mullings were unsuccessful. One of the individuals present called 911 and Law Enforcement and Emergency Services and DIVE team members of various agencies and departments responded. A search for Mr. Mullings was initiated and continued unsuccessfully until dark.

The search resumed early Monday and divers were able to locate and recover the body of Mr. Mullings.

St. Lawrence County Coroner June Wood was called to the scene. St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Detectives state that their investigation continues and an autopsy will be scheduled as per Coroner Wood.

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