Results 1 to 1 of 1
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Wasilla, Alaska
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    Thanked in
    556 Posts
    Groaned 25 Times in 25 Posts

    Oswego River Drownings......

    Can't believe this has not made it on here yet. BE SAFE! The OZ will get you!!

    Chemung County men victims of Tuesday fishing accident in Oswego River |

    Oswego, NY -- Two men from Chemung County in the Southern Tier were the victims of the fishing accident Tuesday in the Oswego River.
    The fisherman who died in the incident was Leonard M. Nichols, 45, of Wellsburg, Chemung County. Clifford Luther, 52, of Horseheads, is in serious condition at the hospital.
    Luther and Nichols were swept down river when the water in the Oswego River rose quickly at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Two companions, Wayne Weller of Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, and David Robinson of Hancock, Delaware County, also were fishing in the river and clung to a sign post before being rescued by the Oswego fire department.

    Further investigation into the incident has determined that audible alert sirens were given in the area regarding the risk of rising water. The investigation continues regarding the time frame in which the alerts were given and when the water actually began to rise.
    Brookfield Renewable Power, of Massachusetts, which runs the dam, is conducting a press conference at 4:30 about the incident. A statement will be read and no questions will be answered.
    The company's chief operating officer of U.S. operations, Kim Osmars, said "we are grateful for the work of all of those involved in the response to the tragedy that occurred yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time.
    "We’ve initiated a complete and thorough investigation of our safety and operations protocols, and are cooperating fully with local authorities. I have asked Brookfield’s Chief Dam Safety Officer, Jeff Auser, to take charge of this investigation and he is on site now."

    Similar Threads:
    Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
    Mark Twain


  2. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to CTobias For This Useful Post:

    brough (09-30-2010), Dusty Miller (09-29-2010), mayfly18 (09-30-2010), PRomano (09-29-2010), Trouser Trout (09-29-2010)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts