Fishing boat found in Lake Erie, passengers still missing
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:37:21 GMT —
UPDATE: Coast Guard officials say one boater's body has been recovered.
Search and rescue teams have found a fishing boat reported missing in the waters of Lake Erie early Thursday morning; however, the boat's passengers have yet to be located.
Officials received a report of a missing 21-foot bass fishing boat with four people on board around 2 a.m. The group had been fishing near Rattlesnake Island, northeast of Put-In-Bay, Wednesday evening.
By around 6 a.m., crews were able to locate the boat, partially submerged near Toussaint Reef, approximately five miles northeast of Locust Point, where the group launched Wednesday.
The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for the four missing passengers of the boat.
The search continues by air and on water.