US Coast Guard searches Lake Erie for 3 missing boaters

FILE - U.S. Coast Guard

ERIE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching western Lake Erie for three men who left to go fishing from near the Michigan-Ohio border and didn’t return as expected.

The search for the boaters began early Monday near Lost Peninsula Marina, which is located in Monroe County’s Erie Township in Michigan. The search includes the waters of Maumee Bay.

The Coast Guard says they were told that the three went fishing on Sunday afternoon and were in contact with family via cellphone on Sunday evening, but didn’t return home as expected. Local police and fire crews are among those involved in the search. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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