Man drowns while saving child on Great Sacandaga Lake

A 47-year-old man has died after drowning in Great Sacandaga Lake near Beacon Island, in Mayfield.

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State police say multiple crews responded to the area when reports came in around 4 p.m. Friday of a man who went into the water and did not resurface.

Police say Albert Adamkoski jumped into the water off a pontoon boat to save his child who was struggling to swim.

Once he saved the child with the help of a bystander, Adamkoski submerged underwater. He was found two hours later.

Police say they believe the incident was accidental.