Schuyler County boating accident leaves one dead, two others injured

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office says that one person was pronounced dead at the scene of a boat accident after being thrown overboard late-Thursday.

The incident happened on Waneta Lake around 8:07 pm and two other individuals were transported to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital for treatment.

The Sheriff’s Office identified the victim of the accident as 17-year-old Owen Thomas. Thomas was a Rochester resident, according to deputies.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation, but the New York State Marine Services Bureau was assisting as of Friday afternoon.

The response to the incident included the Tyrone Fire Department, Wayne Fire Department, Schuyler County Ambulance and Morgan Marine in Penn Yan.

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