Coast Guard to continue search for missing teenager in Lake Erie

Great Lakes Coast Guard NewsCLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is continuing its search of Lake Erie in the vicinity of Saybrook Township, Ohio, for a second straight night for a boy who went missing Friday evening.

Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y, is overseeing search efforts with boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Ashtabula, Ohio, and Coast Guard Station Fairport Harbor, Ohio, aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small and a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement throughout the night.

The Coast Guard plans to continue the search using an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.

The Coast Guard and multiple state and local emergency responders have searched nearly 400 square miles of Lake Erie so far.

At about 9 p.m., Friday, Sector Buffalo received a report of a missing 13-year-old boy who was last seen swimming in Lake Erie near Saybrook Park, Ohio. It was reported to Sector Buffalo, that the boy had been swimming with others in the area and wasn’t noticed to be missing until they got out of the water.

Anyone that may have information that could aid in the search for the missing boy is asked to contact the Coast Guard at 216-902-6117.

A rescue boat crew aboard a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement conduct a search pattern along the shores of Lake Erie in the vicinity of Saybrook Township, Ohio, July 13, 2013. The Coast Guard and fellow emergency responders from multiple agencies have searched nearly 400 square miles of Lake Erie for a 13-year-old boy who went missing July 12. (U.S. Coast Gaurd photo by Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Alphonso)  Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/971288/coast-guard-searches-missing-teenager#.UeIN4OBwY20#ixzz2Yz1zEc5m

A rescue boat crew aboard a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement conduct a search pattern along the shores of Lake Erie in the vicinity of Saybrook Township, Ohio, July 13, 2013. U.S. Coast Gaurd photo by Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Alphonso

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