The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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April 26, 2014

Crews still searching for missing Lake Erie boaters

PORT CLINTON — Authorities say they are still looking for the bodies of two boaters missing in western Lake Erie for more than a week.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says officers still hope to find the bodies of 32-year-old Bryan Huff and 34-year-old Andrew Rose. Their capsized boat was found on the morning of April 17.

The bodies of two people who were with them, 17-year-old Paige Widmer and 33-year-old Amy Santus, were recovered later that day.

Chad German, an agency supervisor, tells WTOL-TV that crews searched for the missing men for about three hours Thursday. They also searched Friday as part of regular patrols. So far they’ve covered about 900 square miles of Lake Erie.

All victims are believed to have drowned

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