Near-drowning victim out of Intensive Care Unit; listed in good condition

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The condition of a Rome man who nearly drowned in Delta Lake Thursday has been upgraded, according to family members.

Michael J. Mastro was transferred from Rome Memorial Hospital to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Hartford where he’s in good condition and was released from the Intensive Care Unit, the family members said.

The 56-year-old remains in the hospital recovering from the incident, the family members added.

Sheriff’s deputies said Mastro was reported to be in distress in about waist-
deep water in the marked swimming area at Delta Lake State Park at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Lifeguards and a good samaritan pulled Mastro out of the water and the lifeguard staff immediately started performing CPR, the sheriff’s department added.

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