South Fallsburg boy drowns in pond

Dylan Smith, a 14-year-old from South Fallsburg, drowned in a pond near the Neversink River on Monday afternoon. The Times Herald-Record reports:

Fallsburg Police say Dylan Smith was swimming in a small, man-made pond fed by a spring near Route 42. According to reports, the teens were swimming when one got into trouble. Another teen tried to help the victim, but couldn't.

Catskill Scoop, a Sullivan County news blog that gets information from local first responders and is often at the scene of an accident early, was the first to report yesterday that emergency personnel were searching the pond. Their blog post has photos of the search.