80-year-old man’s body found in lake after apparent drowning
YATES, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the body of an 80-year-old western New York man has been found in Lake Ontario hours after his family reported him missing.
WHEC-TV in Rochester reports the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office says the man’s family reported him missing Thursday afternoon. Deputies say he was last seen working on a dock near his cottage in the town of Yates, 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Rochester.
Police and firefighters from several departments launched a search. Officials say the man’s body was found by firefighters about a half-mile east where he was last seen.
The sheriff’s department says it appears that he drowned in rough water conditions at the time.
His name hasn’t been released.