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Sheriff: Several rescued from Lake Ontario after kayaks overturn

On Thursday around 1 p.m. first responders were called to an area of Lake Ontario approximately one mile north of the Sodus Bay Light House Museum for the report of two overturned kayaks with multiple people in the water.

Deputies responded to the area for the report of two overturned kayaks with two people in the water. There were two people unaccounted for and two more in distress.

Marine patrol located two subjects in the water shortly after arrival. Both were wearing lifejackets and were taken aboard the sheriff’s boat. After a scan of the area a second kayak was spotted approximately an eighth of a mile away. Two more subjects were in the water- one wearing a lifejacket- while the other remained in the swamped kayak. Two more individuals were also taken ashore by deputies.


EMS were waiting and all of those involved were released.

Deputies say the subjects involved were identified as Horseheads residents. The family was vacationing in the area.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Sodus Point, North Rose, and Pultneyville fire departments, water rescue teams, and Silverware Ambulance. New York State DEC and New York State Police also assisted.



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