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Police Identify Holyoke Drowning Victim


CT River Search

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — Police have recovered a body in their search Monday night for a man who fell into the Connecticut River off of what’s known as High Rock in Holyoke.

Emergency personnel received the call at 7:46 p.m. for an 18-year-old male that fell from High Rock.

Holyoke Police Lt. Matthew Moriarty confirmed with ABC40 that Jonathan Ramos, 18, was recovered from the water by responding units, who were assisting in the search. Ramos was then rushed to Holyoke Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Ramos slipped off of High Rock and was pulled by the strong current below, according to Lt. Moriarty.

Holyoke Police Lt. Manuel Reyes says that the State Police were called in to help assist in the search.  They had Air Wing up and divers in the water.  The South Hadley Fire Department also aided in the search.

The Holyoke Fire Department and AMR also responded to the scene.

High Rock is near Jones Point Park in Holyoke off of Pleasant Street.   According to Lt. Reyes, it’s a popular place that young people like to go to swim and jump off from.


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