Search area for 2 adults, 1 child missing in Lake Superior increased to 7,000 Square Miles

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

The search region now extends east to Grand Marais, Michigan, and north to Caribou Island, Ontario, totaling approximately 7,000 square miles.

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 that the group is thought to be aboard.

Agencies searching are: Coast Guard Station Marquette, Michigan, Coast Guard Station Portage, Michigan, Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, Michigan, 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 Department of National Defence.

As of  3 p.m. Tuesday, no signs of the missing individuals 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 at 906-635-3233.

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