HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Buffalo Coast Guard says they have found an aircraft in Lake Erie and that everyone is accounted for. The Coast Guard searched the water Tuesday night near Hamburg Beach for a person in the water even as other agencies scaled back their efforts.
A call came in around 8 p.m. from a witness watching the sunset who reported what they thought was a motorized parasailer, but later the witness said the person was a windsurfer. First responders were called to the scene, including the Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Hamburg Police Marine One, as well as Lake Erie Towing.
The Erie County Sheriff's Air One helicopter took to the air, but after searching the water for some time, was unable to locate anyone or anything in the water. The Coast Guard called in a helicopter from Detroit to aid in air efforts, with similarly negative results.
As the hour grew later, a command post that had been established along Lake Shore Road grew smaller as various agencies left the scene. Hamburg Police say they do not believe anyone was in the water, however, the Coast Guard will continued to search for some time, just to be certain no one was in the water.
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