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September 24, 2018

Vehicle Pulled From Lake Ontario


OSWEGO – According to the Oswego Fire Department, an adult male was hospitalized after an overnight incident at Wright’s Landing in Oswego.

Vehicle is hauled out of Lake Ontario (Photo by Joey Falcetti)

Vehicle is hauled out of Lake Ontario (Photo by Joey Falcetti)

According to officials, the driver of a white Volkswagen drove out about 100 yards onto the ice at Wright’s Landing sometime before 5 a.m., when the vehicle fell through and sank.

The victim was able to get himself out of the water, and was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

The Oswego Fire Department worked closely with the Oswego City Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard Station Oswego throughout the incident.

The vehicle was pulled from the water this evening (Feb. 3) by a salvage company.

Special thanks to Plyler Contracting and Marine Services and Shameless Towing & Recovery LLC for their assistance in retrieving the vehicle safely.

Also, thanks to SAVAC of SUNY Oswego for standing by at the scene with their ambulance.

Residents are reminded to stay clear of the water edge and ice near Lake Ontario and the Oswego River.

With the fluctuations in temperature, the ice is thin and unsafe.

2 Responses “Vehicle Pulled From Lake Ontario”

  1. ariel
    February 4, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Too bad the vehicle leaked ethylene glycol and petroleum
    into the drinking water source for thousands of people.
    Why is the guy’s name suppressed?
    I’ll never look at a white VW sedan the same .

  2. Hmmm
    February 4, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    This guy has a good reason to lawyer up. The launch should have been blockaded and marked. Maybe he is a college student, didn’t know? But, this guy could end up with a Porsche!

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