Coast Guard suspends Lake Michigan search for 2 missing men

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a search for two men reported overdue from a fishing trip on Lake Michigan.

Coast Guard Capt. Amy Cocanour says the decision to stop actively looking for Christopher Thode and Aaron Juarez was made Thursday after 23 searches that covered nearly 3,800 nautical square miles.

Cocanour described search conditions as excellent. She says the two men took to water Saturday morning from the Pigeon Lake boat launch in western Michigan’s Port Sheldon.

They were reported missing Tuesday.

The Ottawa County sheriff’s office has said the men were roommates in Wyoming, west of Grand Rapids. A SUV and empty boat trailer belonging to one of the men were found Wednesday at the boat launch.

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