83-year-old man drowns in tragic boat launching accident

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A local man has drowned in a tragic boat launching accident.

It happened at the Village of Saugerties beach off South Partition Street.

Police say the victim, 83-year-old Harold Bauser, and a friend were planning to go fishing. They were placing the boat in the water when it started drifting and Bauser went in the water.

A good Samaritan tried to revive Bauser he was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

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