- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities are advising people to stay off the breakwall in Oswego Harbor after emergency crews rescued several people who were knocked off the Lake Ontario barrier by strong waves.

Oswego firefighters have had to rescue people four times since Aug. 5, when a group of six people got stranded on the breakwall and one of them wound up in the water. Firefighters rescued all six.

Since then, crews have been called out three more times to rescue people who got knocked off the wall or became stranded because of high waves.

Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie says the breakwall is more than a mile long. He says conditions along the Oswego shoreline can change rapidly, and while it’s not illegal to walk on the barrier, McCrobie says people shouldn’t venture out during rough conditions.

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