Coast Guard searches Lake Ontario bay for missing man
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 17:43:43 GMT —
U.S. and Canadian boat and air crews are searching Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario's New York shore for a 21-year-old man last seen leaving a waterfront tavern.
A relative notified the Coast Guard in Buffalo on Tuesday night that George Heinz had not been seen since early that morning when he left a bar on Sodus Bay, 32 miles east of Rochester. His wallet and keys were found on a dock near the tavern and his vehicle was in the parking lot.
Authorities say it's unknown if Heinz entered the water.
The U.S. Coast Guard says it dispatched a boat crew from its station at Sodus Point and a helicopter from Detroit. It says Canadian coast guard air crews in a C-130 Hercules plane and a Griffon helicopter also are assisting in the search.