Coast Guard Rescues Man from Lake Ontario

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Coast Guard rescued a man on Lake Ontario at approximately 11:58 a.m. today.

Gary Leary, 61, of Rochester was pulled from the water by Coast Guard Station Rochester’s 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew.

Leary was sailing with a friend when the boom of his sailing vessel swung and knocked him from his boat. Leary was not wearing a life jacket and his friend did not know how to operate the sailing vessel.

The Coast Guard was hailed on the radio for assistance by the friend that was stranded on the sailing vessel with no means to save Leary.

After treading water for 25 minutes Leary was recovered more than a mile northwest of the Genesee River and treated for a severe head laceration. Leary was taken back to Station Rochester and transfered to Emergency Medical Services.

Leary was transferred to Emergency Medical Services at Station Rochester.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Timothy Perrigo helped the friend sail the vessel back to shore.

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