The Latest: Crews suspend Wisconsin lake search for night

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Posted: Jan 04, 2016 6:49 PM
The Latest: Crews suspend Wisconsin lake search for night

EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — The latest on the search for victims of a canoe accident at a Wisconsin lake (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

Crews have suspended their search efforts for the day for a man who went missing at a frigid lake in southern Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Warden Jason Roberts says crews ended their search for the day Monday evening, but will resume their work Tuesday morning.

Searchers have been scouring Mill Lake, about 35 miles southeast of Milwaukee, since four men were reported missing Sunday.

Authorities in East Troy say the young men from Illinois were staying with friends at a lake house. They were reported missing after footprints leading to the boathouse were discovered in the snow and a canoe was spotted overturned in the lake.

Two men were found dead shortly after the search began. A third body was recovered Monday afternoon.

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4:55 p.m.

Authorities say they've recovered a third body after a canoe accident in a Wisconsin lake.

Search crews were still working Monday to find a fourth man who remains missing.

Crews have been scouring Mill Lake, about 35 miles southeast of Milwaukee, since four men were reported missing at Sunday.

Authorities in East Troy say the Illinois men were staying with friends at a lake house. They were reported missing Sunday, after footprints leading to the boathouse were discovered in the snow and a canoe was spotted overturned in the lake.

Two bodies were recovered from the water shortly after the search began. Authorities have identified those victims as 20-year-old Lanny Patrick Sack and 21-year-old Christopher J. McQuillan.

The body recovered Monday afternoon wasn't immediately identified.

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2:10 p.m.

Divers are fighting frigid water as they search for two men who went missing at southern Wisconsin lake, after the bodies of two of their friends were pulled from the water.

Authorities in East Troy say the four men from Illinois were staying at a house on Mill Lake, which is part of Lake Beulah.

Friends told investigators the men went outside to smoke around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The friends discovered the four were missing around 9 a.m. They found footprints in the snow to the boathouse and a canoe overturned in the lake.

Two bodies were found Sunday. Authorities were searching Monday for the other two.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources spokesman Jason Roberts says drinking was involved, but it's unclear if that was a factor in the accident.