Accident Database

Report ID# 115094

  • Swim into Strainer
  • Does not Apply
  • Inadequate Equipment
  • Inexperience

Accident Description

Police identify Schroon River drowning victim

By Chad Arnold, the Glens Falls Post-Star

July 31, 2021

WARRENSBURG NY — State police on Saturday identified the teen who drowned a day earlier while tubing on the Schroon River. A preliminary investigation determined 15-year-old Owen Harrington was tubing on the river when he became dislodged from his tube after striking a downed tree in the waterway, according to a news release. The incident was reported at approximately 3:50 p.m. Friday. Harrington, a Warrensburg resident, became submerged during an attempt to get him to shore, according to state police. He was transported to Glens Falls Hospital where was declared dead, police said.



Warrensburg teen drowns after tubing accident

By Massarah Mikati

Albany, NY Times Union

July 31, 2021 

WARRENSBURG — A 15-year-old drowned in Schroon River Friday afternoon while tubing, State Police said. Troopers said Owen Harrington of Warrensburg hit a downed tree in the water sometime before 4 p.m., causing him to fall from his tube. Harrington became submerged in the water during an attempt to get him to shore. The Post Start of Glens Falls said he was tubing with his family at the time. He was pronounced dead at Glen Falls Hospital.

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