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4 from Batavia OK after boat sinks off Point Breeze in Lake Ontario

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 August 2018 at 5:38 pm

Photo courtesy of Mike Walsh: The Orleans County Marine Patrol pulls a sunken boat through the Oak Orchard Harbor at about 5:15 p.m. today after the boat sank in Lake Ontario with four people on board.

POINT BREEZE – Four people from Batavia were rescued this afternoon after their boat sank more than a mile off shore in Lake Ontario.

The boat sank and turned over about 3 p.m., directly north of Point Breeze. The Orleans County Marine Patrol was able to get to the four people about 10 minutes after the call from dispatch.

The four did not need any medical care, and an ambulance and fire call were cancelled.

Deputy Jim DeFilipps, the Marine Patrol supervisor, said it’s rare to have a boat sink. Preliminary investigation shows the boat had rotted wood at the back end where the engine rests, DeFilipps said.

The boat is being pulled back to shore by the Marine Patrol. From there the boat will be towed by Lyons Collision of Medina.

Provided photo: The Orleans County Marine Patrol pulls a capsized boat back to shore this afternoon.

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