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Search for missing boater on Lake George called off for day

Search for missing boater on Lake George called off for day

The search for a fisherman who went missing in Lake George today has been called off and will resume

HAGUE — The search for a fisherman who went missing in Lake George today has been called off and will resume Wednesday morning.

The missing person — William B. Scott, 59, of Westerlo — was fishing with two other men Tuesday morning when the 17-foot Campion boat they were on started taking on water, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. At the time, their vessel was on Lake George, east of the Hague Town Beach.

As the bow launched in the air, Scott, who was wearing a personal flotation device, jumped into the lake. The other occupants, 70-year-old Thomas Greene of Connecticut and 75-year-old George Boss of Rhode Island, clung to the boat’s exterior after it eventually capsized.

Greene and Boss were able to see and communicate with Scott for 10 minutes, but the current and wind at the time were very strong and they lost visual contact. A bystander radioed for help.

Dive teams and the New York State Police Aviation Unit searched the area Tuesday. An investigation included members from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, state police, state Department of Environmental Conservation, Lake George Park Commission and fire and EMS agencies.

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