Three fisherman rescued after boat capsizes in Oswego River

Oswego firefighters participate in the boat rescue.

A small fishing boat capsized around noon on Sunday in the Oswego River, just north of the Bridge Street bridge. Officials say water poured into the boat as it turned to move downstream, sending all three fisherman on board into the water.

Oswego Fire Department Deputy Chief Jon Chawgo said all three were wearing life vests. Fire officials pulled two of the fisherman out of the water. One fisherman was able to get out prior to firefighters arriving on scene. All three were treated for exposure at the scene and were released. Fire department personnel were able to remove the boat from the river and put it on a trailer. Boaters are reminded to practice safe boating techniques and be careful in fast-moving waters. Boaters can rent free life jackets at the Oswego Fire Department's east side fire station. The Oswego Fire Department and USCG Auxiliary are hosting a boating safety day on May 17 near Wright's Landing.