Thursday, 07 June 2018 17:13

Sidney man dies in boating accident Featured

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BELGRADE-A Sidney man died today during a boating accident on Great Pond.

Game officials say it was just before noon when they received a report of an unmanned motorboat running in circles.

A game warden was able to jump aboard and stop the motorboat.

A few moments later, a member of Belgrade's Fire Department found the body of 64 year old George Bonney.

He was located about a quarter mile away from the boat, floating on the surface of the water.

Game officials say he was not wearing a life jacket and was the only person aboard the boat when something caused him to enter the water.

The Medical Examiner's Office is now trying to determine a cause of death and wardens are trying to figure out what caused him to go overboard.