When Private James Monda, 45, died, he was working in a maritime detachment on Lake Sacandaga, at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains.
State police announced the identity of a police officer who died while working at a maritime detachment in Sakandaga, a large lake in the Adirondack Mountains. State police say 45-year-old trooper James Monda died yesterday on the Great Sacandaga Lake. They say he was working on a Marine patrol and went into the water at the boat launch in Fulton County but never resurfaced
According to a press release issued by State Police Commissioner Kevin Bruen, James Monda, 45, was “launching” at a dock in Fulton County around 4 pm Sunday.
Brun said that Munda did not appear again. He was taken to Nathan Litauer Hospital in Gloversville, where he died.
It is unclear why or how Monda entered the water, or if anyone else witnessed the incident or tried to help. There was no immediate response to phone calls and emails to state police for more information.
Bruen said Munda has been a state police officer for 18 years and has spent most of his time in the G force. Unit G serves Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady counties, Schohary, Warren and Washington.