- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing its air and water search of Lake Erie for a missing fisherman from Canada.

The Coast Guard was notified Tuesday afternoon that a boat had washed ashore near Hamburg, New York, south of Buffalo.

Officials say the boat showed signs of having been used recently, but the owner wasn’t around.

By using information on the boat and reaching out to family, the Coast Guard was able to determine that 37-year-old Giusseppe Reinhart, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, had gone out fishing by himself Tuesday morning and was missing.

Coast Guard officials say Buffalo-based boat crews and a C-130 airplane searched through the night but didn’t find any sign of Reinhart. The search continues Wednesday morning, when a Coast Guard helicopter based at Detroit and law enforcement agencies will join the effort.



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