Authorities said a state soldier who worked in a navy northwest of Albany has died.

According to New York State Police, Private James Monda entered the water during a boat launch on Great Sacandaga Lake in Fulton County around 4 p.m. Sunday. He did not resurface.

A press release said Monda, 45, was taken to Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, where he died. No details were provided regarding the circumstances surrounding the soldier’s death.

Monda lived in Schenectady County. He is survived by his fiancee and his parents.

Monda had served in the state police for 18 years.

Private Monda joined the State Police in September 2002 and served in the State Police for 18 years. He has spent most of his career working for G Troop in the Albany area.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected] or (607) 772-8400 ext 233.

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