Update: U.S. Coast Guard, Cleveland police cancel search for 2 male boaters

The men are safe, according to the Coast Guard.

Update: U.S. Coast Guard, Cleveland police cancel search for 2 male boaters
The United States Coast Guard and Cleveland Division of Police have ceased their search for two men after learning the report was a false alert. (Source: WOIO)

Update: As of 9:40 a.m. on Sunday, Coast Guard said the report was a false alert.

The men are safe and did not report injury, according to the Coast Guard.

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The United States Coast Guard and Cleveland Division of Police are actively searching for two men who left on a boating trip Friday night and haven’t returned.

Matthew Skoniezny and Jimmy Yates are now considered overdue boaters, according to a press release.

The men departed on their boat trip around 10 p.m. on Friday out of Edgewater.

The men boated in a 17-foot aluminum vessel, the release said.

Mariners with information are asked to contact their closest Coast Guard unit via VHF Channel 16 or by phone.

You can also call the Coast Guard at (716) 843-9527 with tips.

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