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Drowning Death in Hudson Of  Sleepy Hollow Man Believed to be Accidental

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July 12, 2015

The drowning of a 43-year-old Sleepy Hollow man in the Hudson River Friday appears to have been accidental,  Tarrytown police said. Identified as  William Cabrera, of Cottage Avenue, he was unconscious when pulled from the river off Pierson Park in Tarrytown by a friend.  Cabrera swam out  about fifty feet offshore and on his way back submerged in the water, according to the friend.

Responding to a 911 call, the Tarrytown Police,  Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Corps all arrived at the scene.  Cabrera was not breathing when he was rushed to Phelps Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:25 p.m. The case has been referred  to the  Westchester Medical Examiner’s Office.

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