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Family rescued from Lake Ontario after boat sinks off Wayne County shoreline

Deputies say a family was rescued from Lake Ontario in the Fair Haven area after their boat failed and took on water.

Around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday deputies marine patrol responded to the report of a vessel sinking with five people in the water approximately 2 miles west of Fair Haven.

The vessel was identified as a 2001, 23-foot Fountain Fever, owned-and-operated by Kenny Steurrys, 33, of Palmyra.

The boat suffered a drive failure that cause it to start taking on water. Steurrys and his four passengers, a 39-year-old woman from Henrietta and three children were forced to abandon the boat.

Thankfully, all individuals involved were wearing lifejackets and were rescued by another boater. The group was transported to the Fair Haven State Park boat launch where they were met by family.

No injuries were reported. A salvage company was contracted to retrieve the vessel, according to deputies. The U.S. Coast Guard and Fair Haven Fire Department Water Rescue team also assisted.