Man drowns in Sacandaga Lake

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office says a 29-year-old man has drowned after he fell into Sacandaga Lake while docking a pontoon boat.

The sheriff’s office says Arthur Merchant of Scotia fell into the water near Pine Tree Hollow Road in the town of Providence around 8:30 Saturday night. Other passengers of the boat were already far away onshore when the accident happened.

Merchant’s body was found about 20 feet from the boat around 10:20 p.m.