A 21-year-old Huntington man died Sunday after diving into the Saranac River in upstate New York near SUNY Plattsburgh, where he was a student.

New York State police said Evan Gillies jumped from Oxbow Bridge into the river in the Town of Schuyler Falls and failed to resurface at 4:27 p.m.

The victim’s body was recovered more than an hour later and taken to Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, where he was pronounced dead.

The Clinton County Coroner has scheduled an autopsy for Monday.

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