On Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017, at approximately 8:25 am, State Police responded to the area of Shady Bend Lane in the Town of Spafford for a report of a possible drowning.
Investigation at the scene revealed that Joshua D. Sharp, 38, of LaFayette, New York, was fishing with a friend approximately eighty yards from shore prior to entering the water to swim. After swimming for several minutes, Sharp swam underwater and did not resurface. Mr. Sharp’s friend attempted to locate him underwater several times with negative results.
State Police, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputies, Skaneateles Fire and Rescue, Skaneateles Ambulance Volunteer Emergency Services, and Borodino Fire Department all responded to the scene. Skaneateles Fire rescue divers recovered Sharp’s body approximately eighty yards from shore, in approximately twenty-five feet of water.
An autopsy is scheduled to determine the official cause of death. The investigation is continuing.