Man dies while swimming in Ticonderoga

Body recovered from Lake George

— A man died while swimming in Lake George in Ticonderoga July 10.

William D. Wallace, age 70, a summer resident of Ticonderoga was reported missing while swimming at 7:26 p.m., according to Ticonderoga Police Chief Mark Johns. He was from Connecticut and had a summer residence on Baldwin Road.

Firefighters from Ticonderoga, Hague, Port Henry joined Ti police, Lake George Park Commission patrol boats, the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and Ticonderoga Emergency Squad in the search near the Cooks Bay area, just north of Rogers Rock. The bay is also known as Heart’s Bay.

The man’s body was recovered by a park commission patrol in about 7 feet of water at about 9 p.m., Johns said.

An autopsy concluded the cause of death was an accidental drowning, Johns reported.

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