Student claims he wasn’t allowed to play in basketball game after saving stranded fisherman

A New York high school senior is claiming his coach wouldn’t let him play in his school’s basketball game after he missed the team’s bus while helping to rescue a man from water.

On Feb. 11, Lucas Patchen, a volunteer firefighter and a senior at Thousand Islands High School, was one of 10 people to help a fisherman who had become stranded in water and was found drifting on a block of ice. It was also the same day Patchen had an away basketball game with his teammates.

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