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Boat rescue on Chautauqua Lake

Two people rescued from capsized boat
Posted at 7:08 PM, Jul 12, 2020

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a capsized bass boat in the Loomis Bay Road area on Chautauqua Lake.

When they arrived on scene, they found a good samaritan towing the capsized fishing boat.

One person wearing a life jacket was in the water hanging on to the fishing boat that was being towed into shore.

A passenger had swam to a nearby dock.

Police say the passenger showed signs of shock and hypothermia.

That person was taken to the hospital for treatment.

There's no word as to what caused the boat to capsize.