LIVONIA – Day three of the search for two missing men ended with no findings.
Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty continues to update the public on Twitter whenever divers go into the water to search an area of interest or leave the water to come up to resume searching with an underwater sonar robot.
“The recovery mission is called for the day. Several points of interest were checked with negative results. All members out of water safely,” tweeted Dougherty Tuesday evening.
Christopher Copeland, 40, and Jason Fluet, 40, have been reported missing since Sunday morning. Local fire department boats and Livingston County Sheriff’s Office divers will continue to search the lake on 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 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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