Search launched on Lake Ontario for NY boater

Search launched on Lake Ontario for NY boater

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WILSON, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are searching for a western New York man who went boating on Lake Ontario and didn't return.

The U.S. Coast Guard says its Buffalo sector was notified at 9:45 a.m. Thursday by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office that John Suppel of Lewiston had been reported overdue.

Officials say Lewiston launched his 16-foot pleasure boat Wednesday out of Wilson-Tuscarora State Park in the town of Wilson, 30 miles north of Buffalo. He was last heard from Wednesday afternoon.

U.S. Coast Guard vessels based at the Niagara and Rochester stations are participating in the search, along with Canadian boat and air crews, the sheriff's office and Toronto Marine Patrol.

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