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Body pulled from creek in Amsterdam

Man seen jumping into Chuctanunda; extraction takes hours

Amsterdam firefighters work to free the body of Antonio Mera from the Chuctanunda Creek behind Emmy Lou's Diner in Amsterdam on Monday.
Amsterdam firefighters work to free the body of Antonio Mera from the Chuctanunda Creek behind Emmy Lou's Diner in Amsterdam on Monday.
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Amsterdam firefighters donned harnesses, safety lines and orange cold-water rescue suits Monday, wading into the Chuctanunda Creek with picks and a fire ax to free the body of a local man from under a sheet of ice.

Just before 9 a.m., according to Amsterdam police Lt. Robert Richardson, a witness called 911 after he saw a man jump headfirst from the Route 5 westbound bridge into the Chuctanunda. It took an hour and a ...

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