WENY News - UPDATE: Victim in boating incident identified

UPDATE: Victim in boating incident identified

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UPDATE 1PM: The victim in the fatal incident has been identified as a recent graduate from a Rochester area high school.

The Brighton Central School District identified him as 17-year-old Owen Thomas. The school district described Thomas as an accomplished student, multi-sport athlete, and "just an all-around good soul."

The Superintendent of schools says the district is in the process of getting more information and exploring all manners in which they can support Thomas's friends and family. 


SCHUYLER COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Schuyler County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal boating incident that happened on Waneta Lake Thursday evening.

The Sheriff's Office says one person fell overboard around 8 p.m.

The victim, who is yet to be identified, was pronounced dead on scene.

Two other people aboard the boat were taken to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan for treatment.

No further information was given, the investigation is ongoing.

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