Wednesday, July 11, 2018



Man rescued after kayak overturns on Esopus

Ulster County Sheriff's swift water/dive team rescued Pentony

SAUGERTIES – A New Canton, Virginia man, who was visiting his sister in Saugerties, was rescued from the Esopus Monday evening after his kayak overturned.

Tyrone Pentony, 64, was spotted on the east side of the upper Esopus near the falls by Diamond Mills in Saugerties around 6:30 Monday evening.  

Officers went down to the dam but due to the current, were unable to make it to the east side of the dam on foot.

The Ulster County Sheriff’s swift water/dive team was called in and with the use of an inflatable Zodiac boat, rescued Pentony and brought him to Saugerties Village Beach. He was checked out by a Diaz ambulance crew and released.

The Saugerties Police Department was assisted by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office Dive Unit, Saugerties Village Fire Department, Diaz Ambulance and Ulster Hose Water Rescue.


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