Missing 20-Year-Old Found Deceased In Cattaragus County Pond

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MANSFIELD – The search for a missing 20-year-old Cattaraugus County man ended Sunday after first responders discovered him deceased in a pond.

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff says Joseph Rushwin was first reported missing from the Barse Road area near Little Valley around 6 p.m. on Saturday.











The Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, several local fire departments and other agencies performed an exhaustive search for Rushwin.

First responders used several tools, including drones and flare imaging in their efforts to find him.







Rushwin’s go-kart was discovered on Sunday in a pond in the Town of Mansfield, where a State Police dive team recovered his body.





















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