Several Agencies Respond to Report of Two Individuals Fallen Through Ice; Victims Recovered, Identified

UPDATE:  Oswego County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed the recovery of two individuals from Sandy Pond after a 911 call shortly after 11 a.m. reported that two fishermen fell through the ice.

A press release from the Sheriff’s Department indicated that members of the Sandy Creek Fire Department located where the men had reportedly fallen through the ice approximately a quarter of a mile north from the south shore of North Sandy Pond.

Shortly after 3 p.m., members of the Oswego County Dive Team recovered both victims.

The victims have been identified as 64-year-old, Arthur A. Connors of Baldwinsville, NY and 62-year-old Mark J. Pienkowski of Baldwinsville, NY.

Poor ice conditions were the contributing factor of this accident and hampered recovery efforts,” the press release explained.

Other departments assisting at the scene included Sandy Creek Fire Department, Ringgold Fire Department, West Monroe Fire Department, United States Coast Guard, Oswego County Dive Team, NOCA Ambulance, Menter Ambulance and the New York State Police.

The investigation into this accident remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office at (315) 349-3411.

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SANDY CREEK, NY – Oswego County 911 Dispatch has called in responders for a report of two individuals having fallen through the ice on Sandy Pond in Sandy Creek, adjacent to Lake Ontario.

An Oswego County 911 dispatch representative explained the report was made for “two subjects through the ice on Sandy Pond.”

The call came in to Oswego County 911 at 11 a.m. and the scene remained active as of 1 p.m., he confirmed.

Several agencies are responding including Sandy Creek Fire Department, Oswego County Dive Team, Coast Guard, NYS Police, and Oswego County Sheriff’s office as lead agency.

A similar call was reported to Oswego County 911 at 12:30 p.m. when a concerned individual called to request assistance for a subject on the ice in Brewerton.

“The call was reported as someone was concerned for a fisherman on the ice. The ice appeared to be breaking through, wanted to ensure they could safely return,” the dispatch representative explained.

Brewerton Fire Department and State Police are responding for cautionary measures.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

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