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Former Lyons resident rescued from Erie Canal, airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital

First responders were credited with pulling a man from the Erie Canal during the morning hours on Thursday after he jumped off a bridge along State Route 14 in the village.

The sheriff’s office reported that a little after 6:30 a.m. firefighters and paramedic crews were called to the bridge for the report of a person who had jumped off.

Deputies said that 29-year-old Aaron Brumfield, of Rochester was rescued from the water. He’s a former Lyons resident.


He was taken by ambulance to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital – then airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital.

As of late-week, Brumfield was listed in guarded condition.

The investigation remains active, according to deputies, who were assisted at the scene by state police, Wayne County ALS and Lyons Ambulance.



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