It has been a tough couple of days in Lancaster after the sudden loss of longtime teacher Eric Przykuta in a boating accident Saturday night. His body was found Sunday morning after a big team rescue effort.

Eric was an avvocate for both teachers and students at the Lancaster Middle School, serving as the teacher's association president, lacrosse coach and long time science teacher.

Przykuta was with two friends that were off-duty Lancaster police officers, one a officer since 2009 and another a lieutenant serving the town since 1995.

One of the police officers were driving the boat when the it hit the breakwall by the small boat harbor in Buffalo. Both were wearing life jackets during the incident, but Przykuta was not, according to the Coast Guard.

When students and faculty returned on grief counselors and social workers were on hand to help with the loss.


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