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The Dansville Online
  • Police ID body pulled from Genesee River: Jacob Baxter was Keshequa Central School grad

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  • ROCHESTER (AP) — Officials have identified a body pulled from the Genesee River in Rochester earlier this week as that of Keshequa Central School graduate Jacob Baxter, 28, who fell in while hiking with friends. Rochester police tell local media that the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office says Jacob Baxter drowned and his death was an accident. Authorities say Baxter was walking with friends Monday afternoon when he fell into the river while trying to get near the top of the Lower Falls. His body was spotted downriver by fisherman two days later near Turning Point Park. Relatives tell local media that Baxter worked as a youth minister in the city and was the father of three children, including a seven-week old son. Information on Jacob Baxter’s Memorial Fund may be found at www.gofundme.com/Untimely-Loss. The fund has been set up to help Baxter’s family — his wife, Christina, and children, Ruth Anne, Nadia and Chase — with expenses related to his passing. The site asks people to donate what they can. According to the site, those who don’t want to donate through www.gofundme.com may send donations to New Hope Free Methodist Church, 62 N. Union St., Rochester, NY 14607 or Missions Door, 21530 Washington St., Denver, CO 80205-3142.

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