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June 13, 2007

Woman Drowns in Lake Ontario

On June 12, 2007 at around 12:34P.M. the Oswego County 911 Center received a report of a possible drowning in Lake Ontario near Mexico Point Town Park in the Town of Mexico.

A male and female had gone diving in that area when the female experienced some type of difficulty and was unable to remain on the surface. The female diver separated from the other diver. The male was unable to help the troubled diver and went to shore to call for help.

Mexico Volunteer Fire Department and McFee Ambulance responded along with members of the Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Coast Guard. The Mexico Fire Chief also requested the Oswego County Dive Team respond to the scene.

At approximately 1:27P.M. the body of the 23 year old female diver was recovered by Sgt. Tim Brown, a member of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office and Oswego County Dive Team. The victim was located in approximately seven feet of water. Water temperature at the time was 70 degrees.

The female was pronounced dead at the scene. She was transported to the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

The names of the persons involved are being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.


On June 12, 2007 members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office investigated a drowning in Lake Ontario near Mexico Point Town Park located in the Town of Mexico that took the life of a young woman who has now been identified. The victim of the drowning, whose body was recovered in approximately seven feet of water, has been identified as Bridget A. Turbeville of 3185 Stanley Drive,

St. Augustine, Florida. Ms. Turbeville was accompanied by Ronald L. Armstrong, 61, of 5889 Scenic Avenue, Mexico, New York. The drowning reportedly occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. while the pair was scuba diving just off shore.

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