Coast Guard searches for possible missing boater

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – A search is going on for a possible missing boater off Hamburg Beach.

The Coast Guard immediately sent out search crews, after a man called around 2:30 a.m on Wednesday saying his boat was taking on water. The Coast Guard brought in a rescue helicopter all the way from Detroit to help in the search.

United States Coast Guard’s Brian Hillman said, “Overnight we had a distress call and searched. He may have made it to shore, but we can’t confirm that.”

There is still no sign of the boater. 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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