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.

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