State police are investigating an apparent drowning that occurred about 7:24 p.m. July 18, 2020, in Cazenovia Lake in the town of Cazenovia, Madison County.

Troopers responded to the area of 4743 East Lake Road in the town of Cazenovia after a body was discovered floating near a wooden dock. First-responders removed the victim from the lake, where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim is identified as Donald M. Dixon, 78, of Cazenovia. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the official cause of death.

The investigation continues.

State police were assisted at the scene by Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

By martha

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