December 2, 2021

Police investigate death near Hoxie Gorge in Cortlandville

The death of a person Saturday morning on Hoxie Gorge Road in Cortlandville is under investigation by Cortland County Sheriff’s Office.

A call came into Cortland County Dispatch at 10:50 a.m. Saturday of a person jumping off a bridge near the road, dispatch said.

The sheriff’s department was investigating with assistance from state police and the Cortlandville Fire Department.

Sheriff’s officers could not respond to comment for details, but were seen leaving a creek off of the road, which crosses underneath Interstate 81.

Cortland County Coroner Whitney Meeker did not have any details when contacted, just as she was arriving at the scene about 12:20 p.m.

No further details were available.