Norwood beach remains closed in wake of child's death
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 8:49 am

 NORWOOD – The beach at Norwood Lake is still closed after an eight-year-old Potsdam girl died of accidental drowning Aug. 9.

The beach was closed that day and remains closed today.

Angelina M. Jarrett was found by lifeguards submerged in about eight feet of water and not breathing shortly before 7 p.m., according to state police.

Life saving measures were initiated by the lifeguards and Norwood Rescue first responders, troopers said.

The girl was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital where she was pronounced dead at about 7:30 p.m.

“We’re working with the Department of Health,” said Norwood Acting Mayor Mike Zagrobelny.

“When we have clearance from the Department of Health we will make a local decision to re-open,” he said.

On Aug. 11, an autopsy was conducted by Dr. Samuel A. Livingstone at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Livingstone determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation due to warm water drowning.

St. Lawrence County Coroner James Sienkiewycz ruled the manner of death to be accidental.