New safety map for Oneida Lake where 3 men died in '12

By Associated Press

SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. (AP) - A group has produced a map that identifies hazards on the state's largest inland lake, where a father and son died a year ago this month after their boat struck a concrete pillar.

Members of the Oneida Lake Association tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse that they decided to make the map to avoid tragedies like the one that killed three members of the Aceto family: 66-year-old Anthony of Utica, and his sons, 33-year-old Timothy Aceto of Deerfield and 41-year-old Stephen Aceto of Tampa, Fla.

A third son survived.

Group members say the new boater safety map marks piers, buoys, islands, shoals, sand bars and other hazards on the 20-mile-long lake.

The Acetos' boat hit a concrete pillar on the night of July 5, 2012 near Sylvan Beach.

The new boat safety map can be found online at the Oneida Lake Association website.

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