More information has been released after a man was found dead Tuesday in the Ramapo River near the Rockland/Bergen border
The man, whose name has not yet been made public, has been identified as a 51-year-old Sloatsburg resident by Ramapo Police. He was a lifelong Sloatsburg resident well-known in the community.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family," Rockland County Executive Ed Day said.
Numerous police departments were on the scene starting around noontime off Waldron Terrace, behind the I-87 Thruway rest stop within the Eleanor Burlingham Memorial County Park, a 45-acre nature preserve in Sloatsburg Village, according to the Rockland County Sheriff's Office.
The Thiells Fire Departments utilized its new underwater search & rescue truck as well as the Stony Point Fire Department to assist the Sloatsburg Fire Department.
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