ITHACA, N.Y. (WETM) — One person is dead after drowning at the base of Ithaca Falls on October 11.

Ithaca Police arrived at the location off of Lake Street for the reported drowning just after 2 p.m. They located a 35-year-old male subject who was unconscious and not breathing. The man had just been pulled out of the water by other people. Police began performing CPR on the man until the Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance arrived to render medical aid.

The male subject was transported to Cayuga Medical Center, but later died from his injuries. After an investigation, police say the man climbed up on the base of the Falls to take a picture. He then slipped into the water. Police say the incident was accidental.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time.


UPDATE: 10/11/22 8:35 p.m.: Ithaca Police shared that the victim’s name is Harish Nekkalapu of Windsor, ON, Canada.