Search for 2 missing Lake Erie boaters to resume

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A state agency plans to continue searching western Lake Erie for two boaters who disappeared days ago with two others whose bodies have been recovered.

The Port Clinton News-Herald (http://ohne.ws/1nglq98 ) reports a local supervisor with the Department of Natural Resources' watercraft division said it would search Saturday for the missing men, who are presumed dead. Authorities don't think they could have survived days in frigid waters.

The Ottawa County sheriff's office and the U.S. Coast Guard have ended their search efforts.

Searchers found a partially submerged boat Thursday on a reef near the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant east of Toledo and later spotted the bodies of two females wearing life jackets.

The sheriff's office identified them as 33-year-old Amy Santus of Perrysburg and 16-year-old Paige Widmer of Leesville, South Carolina.

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Information from: Port Clinton News-Herald, http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com

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