Oorah employee drowns in Jefferson


An Oorah employee from Ecuador drowned Saturday after a small boat with three occupants overturned in a small pond at The Zone Boys Camp in Jefferson.
The two other occupants were transported to the Albany Medical Center by LifeNet and listed in stable condition.
According to State Police Princetown, at about 2:37pm Saturday, they responded to the report of a possible drowning in the area of Scotch Valley Road in Jefferson.
With the assistance of multiple local fire departments, two people were rescued and transported to Albany Medical Center.
The third was identified as Juann E. Parco Saez, 36, of Ecuador.
State Police Aviation and the Under Water Recovery Team (URT) immediately responded in an attempt to locate Mr. Parco Saez.
Late that evening, the search concluded due to darkness and water conditions and resumed the Sunday, when at approximately 11am, Mr. Parco Saez was located deceased in the water by URT.
Troopers said Mr. Parco Saez had traveled to Jefferson from his home in Ecuador to work at the camp.
The investigation is ongoing, and the drowning is believed to be accidental.
Assisting in the incident were the Stamford Fire Department, Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, Hobart Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Squad, AMR Ambulance, Delhi Fire Department, LifeNet of New York, Schoharie County Technical Rescue Team and Delaware County Emergency Services.