Brighton teen killed in Waneta Lake boating accident

A Brighton teen was killed in a boating accident Thursday night in Schuyler County.

Brighton Central School District on Friday informed parents that Owen Thomas, a 2017 Brighton High School graduate, died in the accident. The incident took place shortly after 10 p.m. on Waneta Lake, according to the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office.

Thomas fell overboard and was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said.

Two other people who were on board the vessel were transported to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan for treatment.

Deputies did not identify the teen, but said the investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time.

Waneta Lake is about 3.5 miles long and straddles the Schuyler-Steuben County line.

Meaghan M. McDermott and Victoria E. Freile,
Democrat and Chronicle
Published 12:04 p.m. ET Aug. 11, 2017