Officials identify body found in Canandaigua Lake, believed to be accidental

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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WROC) — City of Canandaigua Police identified the person found deceased in Canandaigua Lake Monday.

Officials said Tuesday the victim is 34-year-old Andrew Cochran of Canandaigua, previously of Amherst, New York.

Officials say the incident appears to be accidental at this time.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.


CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WROC) — The City of Canandaigua Police Department is investigating after a dead body was found in Canandaigua Lake Monday around 4:30 p.m.

Officials say a passerby found a man floating in the water near the north end of the lake. When first responders arrived they found a deceased white male who is believed to be between 30 and 35 years-old.

The Ontario County Coroner’s Office and investigators are working on confirming his identity and cause of death. This investigation is classified as an unattended death and there is no cause of concern to the public.

This is a developing story, News 8 will provide updates as they become available.

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