Coast Guard suspends search for two in Lake Erie

POINT MOUILLE, Mich. — The Coast Guard suspended the search for two male fishermen believed missing at approximately 9:20 p.m. today.

The Coast Guard searched for 57-year-old male Rick Donley of Dearborn Heights, Mich. and another fisherman Lewis Styes of Belleville, Mich. after they did not return Wednesday.

The Coast Guard coordinated with multiple agencies to attempt to locate the two males after a report they had gone missing. The fisherman’s 17-foot boat was found near the mouth of the Detroit River almost completely submerged.

The Coast Guard searched with two helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, small boats from Stations Belle Isle and Toledo and Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The other agencies were the Canadian Cape Hurd and Thunder Cape, Monroe County authorities and a local dive team.

The Coast Guard completed more than 36 different missions in connection with this case exhausting the search area.

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