- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) - Police say they’re continuing their search for a man who’s missing and presumed to have drowned while fishing on Chautauqua Lake.

State police say they’re not totally certain where 64-year-old David Spink of Varysburg in Wyoming County fell overboard after he launched his boat last Wednesday at the public boat launch at Prendergast Point, on the lake’s western shore in the town of Chautauqua.

Spink planned to pick up a friend nearby but never showed up. He was reported missing by his family the next day.

Spink’s empty boat was fond Thursday night at Long Point State Park on the lake’s eastern shore.

Police have conducted air and water searches but so far haven’t turned up any sign of him. They’re now describing the search as a “body recovery” mission.



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