NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop D Commander
On July 25th, at 12:17 pm, New York State Police, along with Clayton Fire Department and TIERS ambulance were dispatched to a report of possible drowning in a pool at Riverside Acres Campground.
The investigation has revealed that Roger G. Boston, age 68 from Knoxson, PA was swimming in the deep end of the pool when it is believed he suffered a medical event causing him to become unconscious and sink to the bottom of the pool. Mr. Boston’s wife, Linda, who was poolside, witnessed this occur and yelled for help. Grace C. Prince, age 19, who was in the pool area, heard the call for help and dove into the pool. Ms. Grace was able to swim to the bottom of the deep end and retrieve Mr. Boston, bringing him to the surface. With the assistance of bystanders, Mr. Boston was removed from the pool and regained consciousness. Mr. Boston was transported to River Hospital for evaluation.
Ms. Grace, the daughter of Bassmaster Cliff Prince, is credited with saving the life of Mr. Boston.