From the area of the Waterman Boat Launch area in Apalachin, and the Hiawatha Island in Owego, I was taking photographs, and was asked,'Did you see our Hovercraft pass by here yet?' by a uniformed fire rescue member. Shortly after that, it came around the bend, towing an empty motor boat. A couple people had capsized in their boat, but were fine I was told. The hovercraft was returning the boat to the launch where it could safely be taken ashore.