Search continues for 2 missing Lake Erie boaters

PORT CLINTON, Ohio -- The search for two men continues on Sunday after the bodies of two people boating with them were recovered.

Crews from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are back out on western Lake Erie on Easter Sunday.

A state agency had to postpone an earlier search for the two boaters who disappeared days ago.

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Spokesman Matt Eiselstein says Saturday's strong winds and high waves weren't conducive to searching for the missing men, who are presumed dead. Authorities don't think they could have survived days in frigid waters.

The Ottawa County sheriff and U.S. Coast Guard have ended earlier search efforts.

Searchers found a partially submerged boat Thursday on a reef near the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant east of Toledo. They later spotted bodies of two females, since identified as 33-year-old Amy Santus of Perrysburg and 16-year-old Paige Widmer of Leesville, South Carolina.


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