UPDATE (April 24, 11:20 a.m.): The search continued on Friday for the body of Daniel Manganaro, the 27-year-old Chemung County man who disappeared after a canoe accident on Seneca Lake the night of April 19.

The Yates County Sheriff tells 18 News that the NY State Police Underwater Recovery Team (URT) will be doing doing underwater sonar searching at deeper depths on Friday) and that the Sheriff’s marine patrol is supporting their operations.

The number of assets devoted to the search and recovery has been reduced, according to the Sheriff, and the US Coast Guard is being consulted as a part of the investigation.


UPDATE (5:41 p.m.): Daniel Mangararo is presumed to be dead, according to the Yates County Sheriff.

The Sheriff says the search will continue for Mangararo’s body.

“It is disheartening to recognize that this is now a search and recovery mission,” said Sheriff Spike, “we extend our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends as we will continue to search tomorrow 4/22 with marine patrols and the State Police URT will return Thursday 4/23 for scanning deeper water.”

The New York State Police helicopter was unavailable on Tuesday due to inclement weather at times including snowstorms that hampered search operations.

Neither Mangararo nor Keith Seymour, the lone survivor of the accident, were wearing life jackets, but there were PFDs in the canoe that floated away, according to the Sheriff.


UPDATE (April 21, 11:35 a.m.) – First responders in Yates County are continuing their search for 27-year-old Daniel Mangararo, who was reported missing after a canoe accident on Seneca Lake in Yates County late Sunday evening.

Sheriffs Marine patrols from Yates, Seneca, Schuyler Co, Yates Co OEM, Himrod Vol. FD and multiple Fire Depts. Penn Yan EMS, NY State Police, and Drones from Yates and Seneca Co. are participating in the search.

“It is heartbreaking to recognize that this search and rescue may have changed to a search and recovery,” said Sheriff Spike, “given the air and water temperature last eve, the large body of water is over 2 miles wide, and its 580 feet depth at the rescue location the chances of survival are diming. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family and friends as we will continue to search Tuesday by air, boats, side scan, and shoreline inspection.”

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike

18 News is in Yates County and will provide updates when available.


UPDATE: (3:45 p.m.) – Arnot Health has released the following statement regarding Daniel Mangararo, the son of a long-time Arnot doctor.

The entire Arnot Health family is deeply saddened by today’s news that the son of Dr. Stephen Manganaro, one of our long-time Emergency Department physicians, is still missing on Seneca Lake.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Manganaro and his son Daniel’s other family members and friends during this difficult time.

Arnot Health

The Yates County Sheriff says that the canoe was found above the deepest part of the lake, which is about 580 feet deep.


UPDATE (3:00 p.m.): Strong Memorial Hospital says the survivor of the canoe accident Keith Seymour, 27 of Chemung County, was treated and released from Strong Memorial Hospital.

The Yates County Sheriff says the department is working to conduct an interview with Seymour.


UPDATE (2:00 p.m.): Arnot Health has confirmed that Daniel Manganaro is the son of a long-time physician in emergency medicine at the hospital.

Arnot Health says that they will be issuing more information shortly.


YATES COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) – A 27-year-old man remains missing after a canoe accident on Seneca Lake in Yates County on Sunday night, according to the Yates County Sheriff’s Office.

Daniel Manganaro of Chemung County was last seen on the 14 ft aluminum canoe when it tipped over Sunday night. The Sheriff’s Office says Manganaro and a second 27-year-old, also of Chemung County, were paddling across the lake and did not return to their cottage in Himrod.

The second man was found clinging to a canoe by an Onondaga Sheriff’s helicopter. He was rescued out of the water and was medivac to Strong Memorial Hospital for hypothermia after being pulled out of the water, which officials say was 40 degrees.

The condition of the second passenger was not disclosed by the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office says the search is continuing with assistance from law enforcement in Yates, Schuyler, Seneca Counties and New York State Police.