ITHACA, N.Y. — A young Bronx man who died while swimming in an upstate New York gorge has been identified as a Cornell University-bound freshman.

Ithaca Police say the body of Winston Perez-Ventura was recovered Saturday evening in the water near Falls Creek Drive in Ithaca. Police say he went missing five hours earlier.

The Ithaca Journal (http://ithacajr.nl/2vDywaN ) reports that Perez-Ventura was set to begin his studies in the university’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.

He was in Ithaca participating with other incoming students in a pre-freshman summer program.


Information from: The Ithaca Journal, http://www.theithacajournal.com

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