Press Release - Boaters Capsized on Cayuga Lake
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seneca County Sheriff Deputies responded to a report of a canoe that capsized on Cayuga lake on 05/05/12 at about 02:05 am. Darin L. Schwartzman age 29 of 854 Ashbrook St Maysa, Arizona, David J. Blount age 34 of 3434 Choctaw Rd Choctaw, Oklahoma and Todd Belanger age 33 of 1545 W 18th ST, Washington DC were out on Cayuga Lake fishing in a small canoe. While fishing their boat capsized sending all three occupants into the water. When Sheriff Deputies arrived Schwartzman had swam to shore and alerted residence of the issue, Belenger and Blount were still in the water holding onto the boat. The boat followed the current south along Poplar Beach Rd until a Bystander in a small row boat was able to recover Blount and Belanger. Belanger was transported to Geneva General Hospital for treatment for hypothermic symptoms, Blount and Schwartzman were treated and released at the scene.
The NYSP, Romulus Fire Department, South Seneca Ambulance and Seneca Falls Fire Department also responded to the scene to assist.