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80-year-old man’s body found in lake after apparent drowning

October 12, 2018

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.

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