Search for Missing Boater to Continue Monday


16 hours after he was last seen, rescue crews on Sunday called off day two of the search for 45-year-old David Tuttle of Lowville - at least for now.

Tuttle went missing after the boat he was on capsized on lake ontario Saturday morning about half a mile from Henderson Harbor. (Click here to see our initial report.)

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department along with its Special Tactics and Rescue Team, suspended the search on the water at 1 p.m. Sunday due to rough waters.

"At this point we are suspending operations. It's very rough out there, so we're going to suspend operations for now for the safety of our crew," explained Sgt. Joseph Cullen, of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

Crews continued to search from the shore until 3 p.m.

On Saturday, around 9 a.m., Jefferson County 9-1-1 received a call about the capsized boat. Thirty-three year old Buck Stockman, also of Lowville, was found clinging to the capsized boat. Tuttle had already drifted from sight.  His life jacket and hat were found in the water around 10 a.m.

Stockman was treated and released from Samaritan Medical Center.  

Tuttle and Stockman work together at Lowville Academy as maintenance workers.

Friday, December 2, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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