Man Overboard in Sodus Bay
A man is safe after falling off a boat in Sodus Bay.
Wayne County Sheriff’s office Marine Patrol responded to a report of a boat in distress Saturday night. When they got there, they found a fishing boat moving in a circle.
On the boat, 57-year-old Jacob Gibson had been screaming that his son had fallen overboard and he did not know how to stop or steer the boat.
Patrols learned that the victim, 38-year-old Eric Becoats, had already been saved by a nearby boat who saw him fall off.
Becoats could not swim and was not wearing a life jacket.
He was transported to Newark Wayne Hospital for shock and exhaustion.