State police in Deposit responded to a drowning July 4th in the Beaver Kill River in Hancock in Delaware County.

The investigation revealed that 43-year-old Isaac Kirk of Roscoe went swimming in the river with a friend when he went missing.

Kirk was located a short time later submerged in the middle of the river and was pulled ashore by witnesses. An autopsy yesterday revealed the cause of death was due to accidental drowning with the contributing factor of acute alcohol intoxication.