Son of Sullivan County legislator dies in ‘tragic accident’

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TOWN OF THOMPSON – The son of Sullivan County Legislator Alan Sorensen died on Monday in a “tragic accident” near his Kiamesha Lake home, according to a statement issued Monday evening by the family. His body was recovered from the lake Monday morning, authorities said.

Christopher Sorensen, 27, a 2011 graduate of Monticello High School, worked for the Monticello Central School District in the Empire After School Program at the Chase School.

He was the oldest of three children.

“This is the time of year when family and friends gather to express their love and appreciation for one another and our family, strong, and very much together, will rely on the strength of each other and our dear loved ones and friends,” the family wrote.

Christopher’s father, Alan, will continue to run his planning business and serve Sullivan County for four more years as a legislator and his mother, Jane, will continue her work for the Monticello School District as program manager for its EPIC program.

Christopher’s sisters will return to college following their winter break, the family wrote.

“We will spend the rest of our lives honoring the memory of our dear Christopher, who will never be forgotten,” the family said.