Man, 83, dies af­ter be­ing pulled from creek

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Free­man staff

SAUGERTIES >> An 83-yearold man died Tues­day af­ter­noon af­ter be­ing pulled from the Eso­pus Creek un­con­scious, ac­cord­ing to Saugerties po­lice.

Po­lice said Harord C. Bauser of Saugerties lost con­scious­ness about 1:15 p.m. while re­triev­ing a fish­ing boat that had drifted away from the shore at the Saugerties Vil­lage Beach. He then was seen by wit­nesses float­ing face down some 400 feet from the shore in an area where the wa­ter is about 15 feet deep, po­lice said.

A per­son at the scene had pulled Bauser from the creek and started car­diopul­monary resuscitation by the time of­fi­cers ar­rived, po­lice said. The of­fi­cers then aided the resuscitation ef­fort un­til Diaz Am­bu­lance paramedics reached the scene, po­lice said.

The paramedics were able to re-es­tab­lish a pulse while en route to Health-Al­liance Hos­pi­tal’s Broad­way Campus in Kingston, but Bauser was pro­nounced dead in the hos­pi­tal’s emer­gency room at 2:50 p.m., po­lice said.

Po­lice said Bauser had gone to the creek to go fish­ing with a friend and that their boat drifted away as it was be­ing placed in the wa­ter from a ramp.

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