New York State golfer slips while retrieving ball on course, drowns in water hazard

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New York State Police are investigating the drowning of a 90-year-old Fayetteville man at the Rogue’s Roost Golf Course on Route 31 in the town of Sullivan in Madison County, near Syracuse.

The preliminary investigation determined that Alan J. Goldberg was retrieving his golf ball Thursday when he lost his balance and fell into a water hazard on the golf course, police said.

Goldberg drowned and was recovered in approximately 8 feet of deep, murky water, troopers said.

An autopsy is scheduled to determine an official cause of death.

This follows a similar report in March when Florida rescue teams recovered the body of a 74-year-old golfer, Milo Jazmines, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, at East Lake Woodlands Country Club just 20 miles from Tampa.

The man hit his tee shot on the third hole and was last seen “looking for his ball near the green,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement about Jazmines.