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Search Continues for two presumed dead in Lake Erie

(PORT CLINTON) — A state agency continues to search western Lake Erie for two boaters who disappeared days ago with two others whose bodies have been recovered.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says two boats with the department's watercraft division were searching Sunday for the missing men, who are presumed dead. Authorities don't think they could have survived days in frigid waters.

The state's search was delayed a day due to high winds and waves Saturday. Coast Guard and sheriff's office search efforts are concluded.

Searchers found a partially submerged boat Thursday on a reef near the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant east of Toledo.

They later spotted the bodies of two females wearing life jackets, later identified as 33-year-old Amy Santus of Perrysburg and 16-year-old Paige Widmer of Leesville, South Carolina.

 

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