Police release identity of man who drowned in Neversink

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FALLSBURG – Police have released the identity of a man who drowned in the Neversink River on Saturday afternoon as Rene Flores, 46, of Fallsburg.

Initial investigation revealed that Flores jumped from a rock ledge into the river and began to struggle to swim. He was able to make it to a rock, but unable to pull himself up due to the steepness of the rock and the current.

A friend jumped in and attempted to assist him, but lost sight of Flores as he was swept underwater by the current.

Flores’ body was recovered by the Sullivan County Dive Team.

Fallsburg Police assisted State Police in the investigation.