Blasdell brothers found dead in Adirondacks

Ray Hunter
February 8, 2017

New York State Police identify the pair as 67-year-old Steven Sattler and 64-year-old Edward Sattler.

The bodies of two brothers from Blasdell, N.Y. who went missing while on a snowmobiling trip in the Adirondacks have been found in Tupper Lake, N.Y., state police said Monday. Troopers say their bodies were found in Raquette Pond on Monday.

A family member reported them missing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday after they hadn't been heard from since Saturday evening.

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation assisted the State Police with the search and investigation. Using a state police helicopter, they located debris from the air. Franklin County Coroner Shawn Stuart responded to the scene and has since ruled the manner of their deaths accidental. They were believed to have broken through thin ice.

Dr. C. Francis Varga performed autopsies on Tuesday and determined the cause of death for both to be asphyxiation due to fresh water drowning.

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