Coast Guard suspends search in Lake Erie for 2 missing people

NORTH KINGSVILLE, OH (WOIO) - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended their search for two people in Lake Erie Tuesday morning. Officials say there was no indication that there are any missing people.

Witnesses initially told the Coast Guard that two individuals went missing Monday night in Lake Erie, near North Kingsville in Ashtabula County. Officials were told they were about 500 yards from the shoreline.

Witnesses said they were on an inflatable raft, and one of the individuals may have jumped off of the raft into the water in an attempt to swim to shore.

The Coast Guard launched a helicopter and several boats to assist in the search.

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