Canadian man dies following incident near Eisenhower Locks in Massena
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:36 pm

MASSENA -- State police are investigating the death of Canadian man who fell off a dock near Eisenhower Locks in Massena today.

Troopers say Alfred Eshun from the province of Quebec slipped from the dock at around 12:30 a.m.

Eshun was pulled from the water within minutes but was unresponsive, according to state police. He was pronounced dead at Massena Memorial Hospital around 2 a.m.

Two St. Lawrence Seaway employees who attempted to rescue Eshun were rescued and treated for hypothermia, police say.

Troopers say it is unclear at this time if Eshun had a medical episode prior to going into the water or if the temperatures of the water and air led to his death. Investigators have scheduled an autopsy to help identify the cause of death.

Massena firefighters and rescue workers responded to the scene.