Body recovered from New Hartford pond may be that of missing kayaker

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NEW HARTFORD –  A woman’s body has been pulled from a pond in New Hartford.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials say the body found Sunday evening may be that of 53-year-old Patricia Cole. Cole disappeared while kayaking on New Year’s Day on Brodie Pond on West Hill Road and a friend reported her missing the next morning. The weather then turned bitterly cold, freezing thepond over for months.

Police were called to the pond at 5:20 p.m. Sunday for a report of a body in the water. EMS crews pronounced the woman dead.

The medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death and identify the body.