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Lake Ontario fisherman who died when boat sank identified

The fisherman who died when his boat capsized in Lake Ontario Saturday was identified as Carl F. Hazel, 66, of Albion, the Orleans County Sheriff's Office said Sunday.

A second man was rescued after their boat sank in 5- to 7-feet waves Saturday morning in the lake, officials said.

The two men were fishing about nine miles off the Orleans County shore in roughly 500 feet of water when their boat encountered the waves. Both wore life jackets and communicated for a while, but they eventually became separated.

Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance medics, aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, were unable to revive Hazel, who was pronounced dead and transported to a nearby marina. The second man, rescued by a fishing boat from Ohio, was treated for exposure to the cold water and released.

The men were believed to have been in the water for about two hours.

The Orleans and Niagara County sheriff's offices are investigating.

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