Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing man following boat collision on Lake Champlain

29 Cape DissapointmentBOSTON — Crews from Coast Guard Station Burlington and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod are searching Wednesday evening, along with state and local agencies, for a missing 60-year-old man in Malletts Bay on Lake Champlain.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders received notification that two boats collided with a total of six people aboard. Five people were rescued by local responders and brought to shore.

A 29-foot rescue boat crew from Station Burlington immediately launched and arrived on scene at approximately 7 p.m. In addition, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod launched to search the area for the missing man.

Responding partner agencies include:

– Vermont State Police

– Colchester Police Department

– Colchester Rescue

– Colchester Technical Rescue

– Mallets Bay Fire Department

– U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A rescue boat crew from Station Burlington is expected to search through the night.

Coast Guard Station Burlington is the only Coast Guard station along Lake Champlain and the state of Vermont.

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