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SUNY Brockport student drowns in Erie Canal

BROCKPORT – A SUNY Brockport student drowned early Sunday in the Erie Canal near the campus.

“We mourn the loss of this individual and we’re sure you’ll join us in sending our condolences to this individual’s family and friends,” the college said in a statement.

SUNY Brockport and Brockport police said they would not release the name of the male student out of respect for the family’s privacy.

The college made grief counselors available on campus Sunday afternoon.

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper reported the victim was a senior who was scheduled to graduate later this week.

SUNY Brockport is west of Rochester, in Monroe County.