October 25, 2021

Teen dies after falling through ice

A 14-year-old boy fell through the ice Saturday on a creek near Route 200 in Harford and later died, according to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office.

At 4:35 p.m. Saturday, state police, the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department, Dryden Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services and Harford Fire Department responded to a report of a 14-year-old who fell through the ice.

An investigation showed the boy, John T. Robertson V, fell through the ice on a creek and was found just outside of the water. The child was transported by ambulance to Guthrie Cortland Medical Center and later died of his injuries.

An autopsy concluded no foul play occurred, police said. The investigation continues.