A man died after visiting the Poestenkill Gorge over the weekend with his girlfriend despite there being a "no trespassing" sign posted on the property. News Channel 13 reported that the man entered the gorge's water and disappeared on Sunday afternoon. The girlfriend ran to a nearby business to get help but it was too late to save her boyfriend.

When search crews arrived on scene they found it difficult to get to where the man disappeared because of the terrain. The crews had to rappel down the side of the gorge that consisted of loose rock and shale. They were eventually able to find the man's body which had become pinned underneath a ledge. His identity has not been released.