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Man injured in July boating accident holds blood drive

While recovering in the hospital, Crosley asked his employer, Relph Benefit Advisors, to help him organize a blood drive to help other patients. (WHAM photo)

Fairport, N.Y. (WHAM) - A man from Fairport who was severely injured in July in a boating accident is now giving back.

A blood drive was held Friday in honor of Kyle Crosley. Crosley was badly injured while swimming in Skaneateles Lake when he was hit by a boat propeller.

In order to save his life, he was given 14 pints of blood.

While recovering in the hospital, Crosley asked his employer, Relph Benefit Advisors, to help him organize a blood drive to help other patients.

"Without their generosity and donations, I wouldn't be standing here talking to you," Crosley said. "That's why I wanted to do this and pay it back - for those who might need it in the future."

All in all, 50 units of blood were collected during Friday's drive.

The driver of the boat, Erich Lindhorst, 28 of Cortland was allegedly under the influence of alcohol while operating the boat. He was arrested.

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