Search suspended for missing Lake Erie boater

Officials have called off the search for a 64-year-old boater who disappeared Saturday afternoon on Lake Erie, just a mile north of Port Clinton.

Gregory Shaw went underneath the boat to disentangle part of the sail caught in the propeller and drifted away in the rough water, according to authorities. After an extensive search, the effort was called off at 10:50 p.m. Saturday.

Shaw was on board his 26-foot sailboat with two other people who called 9-1-1 after he disappeared. The Marblehead Coast Guard received a call about the disappeared at 1:45 p.m. Saturday and sent two small boats to the scene.