Two drown in Delaware River in Sullivan County

Delaware River file photo.

LIBERTY – Two men drowned in separate incidents in the Delaware River in Sullivan County this past weekend.

State Police at Liberty were called to Route 97 in the Town of Highland for a possible drowning at 10:35 p.m. on Saturday, June 26. 

Initial investigation indicates that Louis Pellot, 31, of Brooklyn, entered the water from a campsite, became fatigued and weas seen struggling in the water. He went under and was not seen.

His body was recovered by members of the Matamoras, Pennsylvania Fire Department.

The following day, on June 27 at 4:49 p.m., State Police responded to the National Parks Service Station in the Town of Lumberland for a report of a missing swimmer in the Delaware.

Police said Michael Cammett, 24, of North Arlington, New Jersey was rafting with friends in an inflatable raft.

They entered the river at about 3 p.m. in two rafts that were tethered together.

Cammett jumped into the river and did not resurface.

A search of the river by local firefighters, constables, national park rangers and a State Police Underwater Recovery Unit searched the river. Cammett’s bod was recovered by the State Police.

Circumstances of both drownings remain under investigation.

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