- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. (AP) - Two western New York brothers in their 60s have died after their snowmobiles went through thin ice on an Adirondack lake.

State police say the bodies of 67-year-old Stephen Sattler and 64-year-old Edward Sattler were found around 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Raquette Pond section of Tupper Lake in the village of Tupper Lake.

Police and forest rangers started searching for them after a family member reported them missing Sunday evening. The brothers lived in Blasdell, just outside Buffalo, and had been staying at a family camp in Piercefield for a snowmobiling weekend.

Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun tells the Plattsburgh Press-Republican (https://bit.ly/2lhnn7k ) three other men went through the ice of the Raquette River on their snowmobiles Saturday and were saved by a fellow rider.

They were heading for the weekend’s ice fishing derby.

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