An off-duty Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputy and Romulus resident are being credited with saving the life of several people that had fallen into Seneca Lake Saturday night.
Emergency officials were dispatched to the area of 5816 East Lake Road in Romulus around 10 p.m. for the report of multiple females in distress, possibly drowning in Seneca Lake. It was determined three women were out in a two-person paddle boat, which started to sink. The boat did not have any personal flotation devices on board. The first woman, 22-year-old Alyssa Staba, of Depew, was able to swim to shore. The second woman, 23-year-old Cierra Green, of Scio, was pulled into shore by a local resident, George Gedon, after going limp in the 48-degree water. An off-duty deputy that was first on scene performed CPR on Green, who regained consciousness before being taken to Geneva General Hospital. The third woman, 22-year-old Miranda Brown, of Syracuse, was conscious and alert when met by first responders but could not move due to hypothermia.
All three were taken to Geneva General Hospital, where they were treated and released.
The name of the off-duty deputy was not released.