Maryland teen, Ahmed Ayaz identified as victim in fatal drowning at Keuka Lake in Urbana

On Keuka Lake, close to Hammondsport, a Maryland teenager who was vacationing in the Finger Lakes with his family drowned over the weekend.

Ahmed Ayaz, a 19-year-old from Catonsville, Maryland, was the victim, according to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Jim Allard reported that the event took place on Keuka Lake in the Town of Urbana at approximately 1:42 p.m.

According to the inquiry, the family was on vacation at Keuka Lake and was on a pontoon boat when the victim dove into the water to swim, Allard said.

Ayaz drowned because she was unable to swim back to the boat. According to Allard, he was not sporting a personal flotation device.

The Steuben County Mobile Crisis Team arrived on the site to offer the family and witnesses counseling and treatment.

Ayaz was located with sonar after about ten hours while searching the lake, and his body was successfully collected using the underwater drone of the Hammondsport Fire Department.

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