TYRE - A 5-year-old boy and an 81-year-old are dead after Seneca County deputies say they slipped off a bank and into the water while fishing Friday.

The sheriff's office reported that the bodies of 5-year-old Christoph Jones of Auburn and 81-year-old Essie Hall of Cayuga were found just before 9 a.m. Saturday in the water off of South Mays Point Road, which crosses the Clyde River. They had been reported missing about 9 p.m. Friday, according to deputies who also said Hall was a close friend of the Jones family.

The investigation is continuing.

See Sunday's Times for more details.

Mike Cutillo is the Times executive editor. He can be reached at (315) 789-3333 Ext 264 or mcutillo@fltimes.com.

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