SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. -- Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol confirms there is a search underway for a possible boat in distress on Oneida Lake.
The call came into the Buffalo Coast Guard at 8:26 p.m. for a sinking boat but did not indicate a location on the lake.
Oneida County Sheriff's, multiple water rescue crews, Coast Guard and other Sheriff's offices are involved in the search.
The Buffalo Coast Guard is sent a helicopter to aid in the search. We're told that the helicopter arrived around 10:30 p.m. due to the poor weather conditions. Sylvan Beach Fire Chief Rick Johnson said they are trying to pinpoint the last location of the phone.
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