Distressed boater rescued from Lake Ontario

Posted at 9:37 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 21:37:26-04

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office rescued a distressed boater on Lake Ontario Monday.

Dispatchers said they received a call sometime after 3 p.m. from a man who said he had gone overboard from his 30-foot sailboat, which was heading to shore.

Dispatchers were able to locate him by using his cell phone coordinates. He was found and rescued just after 5 p.m., and was taken to Wilson. He did not have to be hospitalized.

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