State police say frigid water triggered a fatal heart attack in a 39-year-old man who fell through ice while he was scouting property for trapping in Broome County.
Troopers say Richard McKee Jr. of Windsor was walking on thin ice over running water in a lake's outlet at Forest Lake Campgrounds in Windsor Monday when he fell through into chest-deep water. A friend helped him climb out, but as he walked to his vehicle, he fell unconscious.
McKee was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy showed the cause of death to be heart attack due to cold water immersion.