- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

LAKEWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - Police are searching for a 52-year-old man who has been reported missing after failing to return from boating on a western New York lake.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Phillip Gibbs of Lakewood’s boat was found anchored a quarter mile off his hometown located on Chautauqua Lake’s southeastern shore.

Officials say he was reported missing by his family Sunday evening. Police say Gibbs may have gone swimming, but that hasn’t been determined yet.

Police searched the lake Monday and plan to resume their effort Tuesday.

Last month, the body of a 64-year-old man was recovered in the lake eight days after he failed to return from fishing on his boat.


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