August 31, 2014

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Search resumes for 2 missing in Lake Erie

TOLEDO (AP) — Authorities have resumed the search for two missing men in western Lake Erie, a day after finding the bodies of a woman and a teenage girl off the Ohio shoreline.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims as Amy Santus, 33, of Perrysburg, near Toledo, and Paige Widmer, 16, of Leesville, S.C.

Local authorities resumed the search Friday for the two men who were with Santus and Widmer. The U.S. Coast Guard called off its search Thursday night.

Searchers on Thursday found a partially submerged boat on a reef near the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant east of Toledo and later spotted the two bodies. Both of the females were wearing life jackets.