Syracuse man dies from injuries after Sunday canoe capsizing in Seneca River

The man who was listed in critical condition for three days after his canoe flipped over in the Seneca River Sunday afternoon has died.

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Department said 55-year-old Gene Mason of Syracuse died at St. Joseph's Hospital Wednesday.

He was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening drowning injuries Sunday afternoon after his canoe capsized in Lysander.

The canoe flipped about 600 feet from shore in nine feet of water.

Mason was with two others, 15-year-old William Spinks and 53-year-old James Phillips, who were not hurt.

They were rescued by people on a cruiser boat nearby.

Deputies say no one in the trio was wearing a life jacket.