Schenectady man drowns at Frenchs Hollow

GUILDERLAND — A 33-year-old man was pulled out of the water of Frenchs Hollow, in Guilderland, on Monday night and brought to Albany Medical Center Hospital where he later died, according to a Tuesday release from Guilderland Police.

The victim, Daniel I. Maldonado, of 15 Lafayette St. in Schenectady, had entered the water Monday evening and was unable to swim, at which point bystanders pulled him out and tried resuscitating him, which was in progress when Guilderland police arrived at 7:41 p.m., according to the release. 

The Guilderland Center Fire Department moved him from the shoreline to a Guilderland Emergency Medical Services ambulance.

Frenchs Hollow, near the Watervliet Reservoir, is owned by the city of Watervliet. It is posted as being closed to swimmers, the release noted, because of the rugged terrain and proximity to the reservoir.

This is the second drowning local to the Enterprise coverage area this month. On June 4, a woman who was boating on Thompsons Lake drowned after her boat capsized and similarly was unable to be saved by those around her. 

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