Coast Guard rescues 3 Rochester natives near Sodus Point, NY

9th Coast Guard District News
CLEVELAND — A U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew rescued three Rochester, N.Y., natives after the mariners abandoned their boat due to rough weather in Lake Ontario near Sodus Point, N.Y., Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guardsmen at Station Sodus Point were outside on the station grounds when they noticed the wind and swells pick up in Sodus Bay and then saw the three boaters abandon their roughly 16-foot jon boat to swim toward a nearby break wall at 2:22 p.m.

The Coast Guardsmen immediately launched a rescue crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat–Small, which arrived on scene with the boaters within approximately five minutes and brought them to shore.

The names of the individuals who were rescued are not being released.

No injuries were reported.

The Coast Guard recommends all mariners check the weather forecast before getting underway and know their vessel’s capabilities and limitations.

A local salvage company has been contracted to recover the boat.

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