Boy, 9, among 3 missing boaters on Lake Superior

Lake Superior search boat
Pictured is a 14-foot recreational boat owned by Keith Karvonen, who went missing in Lake Superior with two others, Sept. 17, 2016. The U.S. Coast Guard, local agencies and Canadian partners are searching for him. (Photo courtesy of the Karvonen family)

CHASSELL, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are searching Lake Superior for three boaters, including a 9-year-old boy and his father who didn’t return from a fishing trip.

Family members called police when the boaters didn’t return for a fish fry Saturday night. The trio had departed from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Michael Jenkins says the search continued Monday morning by boat and helicopter. He says a small craft advisory was in effect on the lake, with one-foot waves reported.

State police Sgt. Jamie Patterson says the lake may have been a bit choppy Saturday but the weather was “pretty decent.”

The boy and his father are from Ishpeming. They were with a 61-year-old man from Atlantic Mine.

The search involves state police, the U.S. and Canadian coast guards and local police.

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