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UPDATE: Stranded Boaters Were Trying to Protect Dam From Freezing

No one was injured.

Credit: Seth Callen
Credit: Seth Callen
Emergency crews from Kingston and Princeton rescued three boaters who became stuck at the top of the dam at Carnegie Lake on Tuesday morning.  

According to Princeton police, the men were working on the lake on Tuesday morning, employed as contractors installing aeration devices to keep the lake from freezing at the dam.

The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. along Princeton-Kingston Road near Dodds Lane, according to authorities. 

Police say that Jeffrey Horn, 50, of Bangor Pa, Kevin Shank, 29, of Pen Argyl, Pa. and Todd Schramm, 40, of Oxford were out on the lake when the steering failed and the current led the boat to rest at the top of the dam. Those aboard had no way to return to shore.  

Emergency crews from Kingston and Princeton were able to lead the boat and its passengers to safety. There were no injuries. 

Princeton Editor Greta Cuyler contributed to this report.
Dennis C. McGrath December 10, 2013 at 01:09 PM
wow, this is better than the psychic network! " ... stuck in the ice at Carnegie Lake late Wednesday morning ... "
Jacklyn Corley (Editor) December 10, 2013 at 01:14 PM
Sorry about that, Dennis. The correction has been made.
Concerned Citizen December 11, 2013 at 10:54 AM
It's incredible they didn't go over the dam. These three men deserve a lot of credit for taking on a job like this during a snowstorm. Couldn't the aeration devices have been installed earlier? Nothing like waiting until the last minute...

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