The LeRoy Fire Department and the the City of Batavia Water Rescue team were called into action Sunday afternoon when a passerby noticed fishing gear on the ice at Oatka Creek, but no fishermen.
After a 40 minute investigation, the search was called off when emergency crews learned that a fisherman who did fall in was pulled out by a friend and then taken home to the Bergen area according to LeRoy Fire.
The fishermen then left half of their equipment on the ice.
Several buckets of sunfish were found on scene.
Environmental Conservation was advised of the situation and also responded.