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Scriba Residents Cited For Rescue Efforts

SCRIBA, NY – At a recent Scriba Town Board meeting, three Scriba residents were presented awards, the result of their quick response to an incident that occurred on Sandy Pond on August 5.

From left are: Eugene F. Sullivan III, Undersheriff; Kenneth E. Burdick, Town of Scriba Supervisor; recipients Michael, Michele and Julia Lavery; and Reuel A. Todd, Sheriff.
From left are: Eugene F. Sullivan III, Undersheriff; Kenneth E. Burdick, Town of Scriba Supervisor; recipients Michael, Michele and Julia Lavery; and Reuel A. Todd, Sheriff.

Reportedly, after a storm had passed through the area, Julia Lavery spotted two boats in the water, one overturned.

Julia notified her father, Michael, and sister, Michele, who immediately responded to the boats and returned the occupants safely to shore.

Returning to the water, they then towed both boats to shore.

Their quick actions prevented any injury, loss of life, or property.

They were presented awards for their quick thinking and rescue actions.