Fisherman credited with rescuing two boys on Cossayuna Lake

WNYT Staff
Updated: May 03, 2021 07:29 AM
Created: May 03, 2021 06:58 AM

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify a fisherman who rescued two young boys on Cossayuna Lake Sunday.

Deputies say two ten-year-old boys were kayaking on the lake, when one of the boys fell off his kayak and into the water. They say the boy was not wearing a life jacket.

The other boy tried to help, and the child who fell in was able to hold onto the other kayak and stay above the water.

The boys tried to get back to shore, but they could not make it.

Thankfully, a fisherman nearby heard the kids yelling for help, and he or she was able to safely bring them back to shore.

The children were checked out by EMS crews and later reunited with their family members.

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