One dead in Indian Falls tragedy

Members of the City of Batavia dive team search for a swimmer who drowned on Thursday in Pembroke.

Update, 6:05 p.m.

Rescuers have recovered the body of a teen who drowned Thursday afternoon at Indian Falls.

Dive teams made the recovery about 5:55 p.m. after less than an hour. Media are waiting to speak with emergency officials at the scene.

The scene was initially reported as chaotic, with teens crying and yelling for their friend. It later became quiet as onlookers were generally cleared from the scene, and those remaining observed efforts by the dive teams. INDIAN FALLS — Emergency crews are at the scene of a reported drowning at Indian Falls.

The drowning was reported about 3:45 p.m.

Initial and unconfirmed reports from the scene say a teenage boy jumped into the water, landed on his belly, and emerged briefly before going under again.

The Indian Falls location is notorious for the accidents and near-drownings that have occurred there over the years.

Although located next to the Indian Falls Log Cabin Restaurant, the falls are state land.

Units at the scene include Genesee County Emergency Management Services and sheriff’s deputies, Pembroke, Alden and Batavia firefighters, Mercy EMS and Rescue 7.

Stay tuned for more details.

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