- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

ORWELL, Vermont (AP) - The Vermont State Police are searching for a missing ice fisherman who didn’t return from an outing on Lake Champlain.

Police say a concerned relative reported late Monday that 61-year-old Lee Wiktorski, of Benson, hadn’t returned from his fishing trip on the lake near Orwell. An overnight search included multiple first responders on the ice and support from a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew.

Crews discovered personal belongings of Wiktorski’s on the ice, but no sign of him or his vehicle, a silver 2001 Dodge Dakota truck with Vermont registration 255A225.

Search efforts expanded Tuesday to include a dive team and airboats, along with an aircraft from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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