Chautauqua County man rescued after canoe capsized

CASSADAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Chautauqua County man was rescued from Cassadaga Creek on Wednesday afternoon.

After Cassadaga resident Raymond Jordan Jr., 66, had not been heard from since 3 p.m. that day, crews from Cassadaga Fire and Chautauqua County Emergency Services went to the scene.

Jordan had gone out on Cassadaga Lake, in a canoe, earlier that day.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office says Jordan’s canoe capsized when he encountered a beaver dam.

Around 6 p.m., after deploying kayaks, crews found Jordan on Cassadaga Creek and helped him get back to shore.

He was not injured. 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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