Waneta Lake residents honor teen killed in boat accident

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Waneta Lake residents paid a special tribute to 17-year-old Owen Thomas.

Residents lit flares around the lake to honor the Rochester teen who was killed in a boating accident in Schuyler County Thursday night.

According the the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office, Thomas fell overboard and pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other people taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The accident is still under investigation. 

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