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Search for 2 missing Lake Erie boaters delayed

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PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A state agency says it had to postpone a planned search in western Lake Erie for two boaters who disappeared days ago with two others whose bodies have been recovered.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources plans to try again Sunday.

Spokesman Matt Eiselstein says Saturday's strong winds and high waves weren't conducive to searching for the missing men, who are presumed dead. Authorities don't think they could have survived days in frigid waters.

The Ottawa County sheriff and U.S. Coast Guard have ended earlier search efforts.

Searchers found a partially submerged boat Thursday on a reef near the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant east of Toledo. They later spotted bodies of two females, since identified as 33-year-old Amy Santus of Perrysburg and 16-year-old Paige Widmer of Leesville, South Carolina.

Information from: Port Clinton News-Herald, http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com

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