Coast Guard increases search area for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior

65 Traverse CitySAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews along with state and local agencies have increased the search area in Lake Superior Monday for two adults and one child who went missing Saturday night in the vicinity of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

The search region now extends from outer Keweenaw Bay into Lake Superior.

One of the three missing has been identified as Keith Karvonen. The Coast Guard is not releasing the names of the second adult and child.

Karvonen is the owner of a 14-foot boat, pictured above, that the group is expected to be aboard.

Agencies searching are: U.S. Coast Guard Station Marquette, Michigan, Coast Guard Station Portage, Michigan, Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Canadian Coast Guard.

As of 5 p.m. Monday, no signs of the missing trio or their boat had been found.

Anyone with any information about this case is urged to contact the Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie command center at906-635-3233.

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