Authorities search lake for missing boaters

Published: Monday, December 31, 2012 at 4:53 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 31, 2012 at 4:53 p.m.

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities and volunteers are searching a central Florida lake for two boaters who disappeared over the weekend.

State wildlife officials say Charlie Jackson and Jason Cobb may have been ejected early Saturday from their 15-foot fishing boat, which was found later that afternoon. Volunteers in airboats and all-terrain vehicles were searching along the shore of Lake Jesup in Seminole County on Monday.

The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports that authorities already used sonar and a sheriff's office helicopter equipped with heat-sensing technology to try to find the men in one of central Florida's largest lakes known for its alligator population.

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