Investigation underway after ATV or snowmobile crashes through ice on Owasco Lake

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent accident on Owasco Lake.

On Tuesday around 5:20 p.m. a person may have been riding a small ATV or snowmobile that was lost in a crash on the lake.

It happened between Buck Point Road and Swartout Road.

Deputies believe the person successfully got out of the water, based on nearby witness reports.

However, they are investigating the matter. Anyone with information from the Fleming nor Owasco areas are asked to call 911.

With fluctuating temperatures ice thickness remains inconsistent across most bodies of water in the Finger Lakes. Experts urge extreme caution if doing any activities on water, and as temperatures rise this week- avoid it altogether.

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