The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office has identified the drowning victim on Black Lake.
Authorities report that 67 year old Eli Yoder of the town of Lisbon presumably drowned, however there will be no autopsy, in accordance with Amish wishes. Divers continue to search the bottom of Black Lake for a second Amish man, also presumed drowned after the men’s boat capsized Wednesday. Local fire departments, state conservation officers, and police agencies launched boats to continue the search yesterday morning. Divers from several fire departments are part of the effort and more are expected to arrive throughout the day as boats will continue to search the shoreline.