The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal boating accident Sunday afternoon on the Chemung River.
A canoe carrying two people overturned at approximately 3:30 p.m. on the river in the Town of Big Flats, deputies said.
One canoeist was rescued.
The body of the second canoeist and the boat were discovered at approximately 7:30 p.m.
 The Big Flats Volunteer Fire Department, West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department, Pine City Volunteer Fire Department, Southport Volunteer Fire Department, Elmira City Fire Department, Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Department and the South Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded.
Erway Ambulance, West Elmira Police Department and New York State Police were also at the scene.
The investigation continues.