According to a press release issued by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), on June 24th, Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Manns and New York State Police Trooper Rycek responded by boat to a report of a stranded vessel on Great Sacandaga Lake.
The vessel struck a rock pile during the night and became stranded with four adults and three children on board. The boaters were unsure of their location which prompted ECO Manns to activate his emergency lights to search for the vessel. The stranded boaters soon advised that they could see the blue lights and deployed a signal flare pinpointing their exact location.
The Officers reached the vessel, ensured everyone aboard was safe, secured the vessel to their boat, and towed it safely to shore.