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Otis Reservoir drowning victim identified

Posted at: 06/26/2013 2:18 PM
Updated at: 06/26/2013 2:34 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Derrick Vonberg, Jr., 22, drowned Sunday in Otis Reservoir.
Derrick Vonberg, Jr., 22, drowned Sunday in Otis Reservoir.
Photo: Rich Frederick / WNYT

EAST OTIS – The man who drowned in Otis Reservoir over the weekend has been identified. Emergency officials say 22-year-old Derrick Vonberg, Jr. of Algerie Road drowned on Sunday.

Vonberg’s father has tried to save his son, but was pulled from the water by a boater who rushed to the scene to help.

This is one of two drowning incidents to happen in Berkshire County this week. On Tuesday, a man drowned in the Housatonic River. At last check, the Berkshire Eagle reports crews were still trying to retrieve his body.