New York State Police out of Richfield Springs are investigating the disappearance of a Massachusetts man at Canadarago Lake in Otsego County.   

Authorities say 47-year-old Frederick Mayock of Springfield Massachusetts was last seen assembling a kayak at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 22.  His unoccupied kayak and other items were found later but the Massachusetts man was nowhere to be found in the area. 

A photo of the missing man shows he is white, appears to be of medium build with short-cut strawberry blonde hair. 

Photo courtesy New York State Police
Photo courtesy New York State Police

Troopers have not provided a description of the man including height, weight, age, eye color or any discerning features. 

There is no information concerning whether the missing man may have contacts in the area or if he was with a group of people when he went missing. 

The New York State Police say residents near the lake, which is located northwest of Cooperstown with Route 28 following its western shoreline, may have seen the New York State Police helicopter and numerous troopers, drones and the New York State Police Underwater Recovery dive team in the area over the weekend. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the New York State Police in Sidney at 607-561-7400. 

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The one-thousand, 917-acre lake is smaller and almost parallel to Otsego Lake to the east.  According to online descriptions of the area, Canadarago Lake is the second-largest lake in Otsego County. The lake is a popular spot year-round for fishing according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. 

The Village of Richfield Springs is located on the north shore of the lake. 

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