Intensive search continues for missing boater

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LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – An intensive search continues for missing boater 60-year-old John Supple, a fisherman from Lewiston who has not been heard from since Wednesday.

Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour tells News 4, the US Coast Guard and Canadian plans are searching portions of Lake Ontario with highly sophisticated search equipment.

Thursday night, a C-130 plan from Canada utilized infrared equipment during a search through the entire night.

Friday, Coast Guard planes out of Detroit and Cape Cod have joined in the search with radar capabilities of detecting even a three-square inch image of a boat. The equipment can also detect body temperature from an individual on the water. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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