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STONEBORO, Pa. - It has been four days and the family of a man from Stoneboro continues their watch at Stoneboro Lake as divers look for their loved one.

At 6 p.m. Verizon was able to provide coordinates to the family of the last location of 29-year-old Jason Mathieson.

The spokesperson said it is unclear if the Global Positioning Device works after the phone had been underwater for a significant amount of time.

Volunteer divers and people with boats are answering the plea of parents and relatives of Jason Mathieson who went missing Friday at about 4 a.m. 
 
He was on a canoe that capsized. His friends were able to make it to shore, but he has not been found.
 
Jason's mom, Cindy Rebel says his children want their daddy back.
 
She wants to hold her son one more time and tell him she loves him.
 
Rebel got in a boat to look for her son saying even though she is afraid of the water and can't swim she had to do what she could to try and find Jason.
 
After officials stopped their search, the family put out the plea for divers to help and people have responded to that cry for help in Stoneboro.
 
Mike Mathieson says he and his family are grateful for the divers and people they don't know who have come out to help in any way they can.
 
Mathieson says there are no words that can express the comfort, love, and support these people have given he and his family during this terrible crisis.
 
Divers from across the region suited up to search, saying the temperature near the surface of the water was about 66 degrees.
 
They told 21 News visibility was about 5 to 10 feet in some locations, but in others it is black water, which means they can see about five inches in front of them.
 
Businesses in the community have been showing up with food and drinks for the family and those who are helping in the search.
 
Others who live in the community have come to the shore of the lake to offer comfort in the only way they can.
 
Kris Williams and her friends say they wish they could dive and do more, however they can only offer a hug or prayers.
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