UPDATE: Search called off for a reported sinking boat on Oneida Lake

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UPDATE: The search has been called off for the reported boat in distress on Oneida Lake Friday, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department.

After crews searched the lake and canal for nearly 4 hours, no boat was found. The original call came in Friday night around 8:30 p.m. of a reported sinking boat.

Oneida County Sheriff’s Department: Facebook Page

Oneida County Sheriff’s were assisted by multiple agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard.


SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — According to Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol and Coast Guard Station Oswego, there was a call for a reported boat in distress at an unknown location on Oneida Lake.

The Coast Guard said they received a distress call on an international haling frequency around 8:30p.m. on Friday that said “we’re sinking, we’re going down.”

Multiple units are currently searching the lake. Constantia and Sylvan Beach Fire, and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office are on scene. A Canadian Griffin helicopter is also doing search patterns, according to the Coast Guard.

This is a Developing Story. Check back for updates as they become available.

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