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Man drowns in Oneida Lake

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ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. -- A man from Chittenango has drowned in Oneida Lake. Sylvan Beach State Police says Roger Burdick, 50, was swimming in an area near a lighthouse off Forest Avenue when he went under around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A handful of people who were at the beach at the time dove in to try to save him, but when they pulled him out, he was unresponsive.

Burdick was pronounced dead at the Oneida Health Care Facility. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP