CHAUTAUQUA LAKE, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 66-year-old Ohio man was killed after falling overboard on a boat on Chautauqua Lake on Friday morning, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say they responded to the call of a fisherman overboard around 8:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities located a vessel matching the description in the area of Bemus Point and found a person in the water.
The man was identified as 66-year-old Robert Mieczkowski of Wintersville, Ohio. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
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