Crews rescue 2 boaters from Erie Basin Marina

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – First responders were called to the Erie Basin Marina after a woman fell off a boat and into the water early Sunday morning.

The Coast Guard responded to the call that came in around 1:30 a.m. after a man tried to rescue the woman from the water.

Authorities say about an hour later the two were located by the breakwall and brought to safety.

Joshua Lurvey of the U.S. Coast Guard said, “We then circled onto the inside of the break wall to get away from the waves and help them onto our boat and brought them to Erie Basin where they were taken care of by emergency medical services.”

The two were transported to ECMC with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Buffalo police Underwater Recovery Team and the Erie County Air One Helicopter were called to assist in the rescue. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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