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Body of Geneva man located in Waterloo lake

Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies resumed their search this morning for a local man missing in on Gem Lake following a boating mishap on Gem Lake in the Town of Waterloo. Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Seneca County Office of Emergency Management resumed their search at 8AM this morning after suspending search efforts at 11:20 pm last evening.Seneca County Sheriff deputies were joined by divers from the Ontario and Yates County Sheriff’s Office, and Border City, Red Jacket and Clyde Fire Departments. Seneca Falls Fire Department provided a boat used during the search operation.Ervin Archibald, age 44 of 96 Lewis Street, Geneva, New York was located at approximately 9:37 a.m. in five feet of water by divers from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Archibald and a friend Nicholas S. Troiano, age 53, 64 Seneca Street, Geneva, were on Gem Lake fishing last night when their small boat capsized at about 7:30 p.m.. Troiano was able to make it safely to shore and was rescued by a neighbor Patrick Maher, age, 46, 2750 Preemption Street, Geneva, New York who heard his screams for help.Archibald was pronounced dead at the scene by Seneca County Coroner Hugh Meacum. Archibald’s body was taken to the Onondaga County Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.Foul play is not suspected and the Sheriff’s investigation is continuing.

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