A Wilson man was rescued Monday by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit after he went overboard from his 30-foot sailboat on Lake Ontario.
The Sheriff's Office said its dispatch center received a 911 call at 3:19 p.m.
Dispatchers made several unsuccessful attempts to call the number back before the caller, Justyn Dudeck, was able to call the number again and make contact.
The Sheriff's Office said Dudeck told dispatchers he had fallen overboard from his sailboat, which was heading to shore without him. Dispatchers were able to plot Dudeck's location using his cellphone coordinates and dispatched the marine unit, which assisted the U.S and Canadian coast guards and Wilson and Olcott fire companies in locating and rescuing him. A Sheriff's spokesman said Dudeck was wearing a life vest and it took rescuers about an hour to find him because of the eight to 10-foot waves reported on the lake at the time.
Dudeck was located and rescued at 5:04 p.m. and transported to Wilson, where he was treated by the Wilson Fire Company. He declined further medical treatment, the Sheriff's Office said.
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