Police investigate apparent accidental drowning of Rosendale woman in Rondout Creek

Deputies and detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a Rosendale woman in the Town of Rosendale.

On Saturday, July 13 at about 5 p.m., deputies, Rosendale Police and state troopers responded to a 911 call for an unconscious woman in the Rondout Creek off Webster Lock Road in Bloomington.

Barbara Klueber, 44, of Rosendale, was seen swimming in the Rondout Creek in the vicinity of her residence shortly before she was found and later pronounced dead.


A preliminary investigation suggests Klueber accidentally drowned, however the investigation is ongoing.

Detectives were assisted at the scene by the Bloomington Fire Department, Mobile Life Support Services, Rosendale Police Department and the New York State Police.