Albuquerque man drowns in New York lake while paddle boarding

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man drowned while paddle boarding in a New York lake.

Police say 72-year-old Peter Reed was with a friend on Lake Champlain about 100 feet from shore when they both fell off their boards.

Troopers say someone on shore spotted them and tossed a life vest to Reed, then went to assist the other person.

When they returned to help Reed, he had already gone under.

Troopers say neither person was wearing a life jacket.

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