New Berlin man’s body recovered from lake

PITTSFIELD – Police recovered the body of a 23-year-old New Berlin man Monday morning from Silver Lake in the Town of Pittsfield after he was reported missing in its waters Sunday.

The New York State Police have identified the apparent drowning victim as David B. Harshbarger of 3 Lake St., New Berlin.

Police said Mr. Harshbarger was fishing out on the lake with his girlfriend, 28-year-old Amey Suwarrow, in a “small flat bottom boat,” at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Troopers said severe thunderstorms began sweeping into the area at that time and the couple attempted to return to shore.

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