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Man, 42, drowns in pond in Conewango Valley

Todd M. Newman, 42, apparently drowned while swimming in a pond located behind 5405 Route 241 in Conewango Valley Thursday evening.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies, state police, Ellington, Conewangao and Randolph fire volunteers responded to the scene at 7:55 p.m.

The sheriff’s department said the death appeared to be an accidental drowning but is still investigating.