LIVONIA – The search for the two missing snowmobilers on Conesus Lake continues Wednesday morning.
Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty is updating the public on the operation over Twitter.
“We will continue side scan sonar today at the northern end of the lake with open water. Two under water robots will work under the ice.” tweeted Dougherty Wednesday morning.
Christopher Copeland, 40, and Jason Fluet, 40, have been reported missing since Sunday morning. The Sheriff’s Office’s underwater sonar robot, local fire department boats, and divers with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police continue to search Wednesday.
At about 3 a.m. Saturday, the two are believed to have left the northwestern shore of Conesus Lake on a snowmobile and headed across the ice southeast, towards the opposite shore. The snowmobile is believed to have fallen through the ice near the eastern shore.
The search began at about 3 a.m. Sunday, when the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of missing persons.
Members of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office dive team are at the lake alongside New York State Police, the Lakeville Fire Department, South Corning Fire Department, Springwater Fire Department, Livingston County Office of Emergency Management, and Livingston County EMS.
“We live in a great county with extremely dedicated people who really care about the communities they serve and we have appreciative residents who continue to show their support in a number of ways,” posted Sheriff Thomas Dougherty to Facebook Monday night. “Please pray for the families of Christopher and Jason, and the safety of our Fire, EMS and LE while we continue our efforts to bring these gentlemen to their family.”
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