Five Plucked from Lake Ontario


The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people from a boat taking on water in the vicinity of Mexico Bay, New York, in Lake Ontario.

At 12:57, a search-and-rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York received a call for assistance via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16, from a boater reporting his boat taking on water with three adults and two children aboard. The SAR coordinator issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of a rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Oswego, New York. A good Samaritan responded, but the distressed boat operator said the situation had been stabilized. A rescue boatcrew aboard a Station Oswego 25' Response Boat-Small arrived and removed all five people from the boat. The rescue boatcrew connected a towline to the boat and towed it to Salmon River Marina.

There were no injuries or medical concerns reported. CASE CLOSED

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