Kyle Crosley, 28, of Penfield, and formerly of Homer, is recovering in Intensive Care at Upstate University Hospital.
His condition has improved from critical to stable, according to Onondaga County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jon Seeber.
Crosley was struck by a boat propeller while swimming Sunday in Skaneateles Lake.
Deputies say Crosley’s friend, Erich M. Lindhorst, 28, of Cortland, was operating the boat drunk when the accident happened.
Lindhorst was arraigned Monday in Skaneateles Town Court charged with Vehicular Assault, Boating While Intoxicated and received several tickets.