2 injured when Sea-Doo fishing boat crashes on Lake Oneida in Brewerton


Brewerton, NY – Two people were seriously injured Monday night when a personal watercraft and a fishing boat collided on Lake Oneida, Oswego County 911 dispatchers said.

Several people called 911 at 6:43 p.m. to report the crash near Three Mile Bay in Brewerton, dispatchers said. State Police said two people aboard a Sea-Doo were injured when they did not see a fishing boat and struck the bow of the bass fishing boat. No one on the boat was injured, state police said.

Initially, 911 received reports that the woman was not breathing, but then she was breathing; they also received reports that the man was unconscious, but then conscious.

Witnesses also said a few firefighters and a paramedic were in Three Mile Bay when the crash happened and were helping the man, who is believed to have an open fracture, dispatchers said.

Someone at the scene applied a tourniquet to control the bleeding on a patient, possibly the man, according to police reports.

West Monroe, Cleveland, Constantia and Brewerton volunteer firefighters, North Shore Ambulance and state police responded to the scene.

A Mercy Flight helicopter flew from Marcellus to a landing area at the Johnson Bay Marina at Lake Oneida. The helicopter transported one of the patients to the Northern Syracuse State University Hospital, while the North Shore Ambulance took the other patient to the same hospital, 911 said.

State police said they were investigating the crash and will release more details soon.

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