Queens man drowns in Lake Taghkanic

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GALLATIN – A 24-year-old Flushing, Queens man drowned on Saturday when he jumped from a boat on Lake Taghkanic and did not surface.

Police identified the victim as Juan Chauca Remachi, whose body was recovered after State Police Underwater Recovery Team members searched the lake for four hours.

Investigators said there was no sign of criminality or foul play detected.

The Columbia County Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene.

The investigation is continuing.