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Report of capsized boat near Grand Island bridge proves unfounded

A report that a boat had capsized this afternoon near the South Grand Island bridge proved to be unfounded, authorities said.

No sign of a boat was found after a two-hour search prompted by a call from a motorist who said she thought she saw a boat in distress.

Boats of the Coast Guard, Grand Island Fire Company, Erie County Sheriff’s Marine Unit and other agencies were involved in the search, which began around 4 p.m. and was abandoned at 6 p.m.