Man Dies After Driving Into Otsego Lake

A 75-year-old Cooperstown man is dead after driving his car into Otsego Lake on Thursday. Police say John Smirk drove down Fair St. then onto the boat ramp and into the water. An Otsego County Sheriff’s deputy along with a Cooperstown Police officer dove into the water getting Smirk out of the car and bringing him to shore where paramedics attempted to revive him. Both of the officers suffered minor injuries.
The cause of death is still under investigation


*Updated Press Release*On April 11th 2019 at 2031 Otsego County 911 received a 911 call stating a vehicle had drove…

Posted by Cooperstown Police PBA on Friday, April 12, 2019