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Search ongoing in Lake Superior for 3 missing boaters

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CHASSELL, Mich. (AP) -

Authorities are searching Lake Superior for three boaters, including a 9-year-old boy and his father who didn't return from a fishing trip.

Family members called police when the boaters didn't return for a fish fry Saturday night. The trio had departed from Michigan's Upper Peninsula

U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Michael Jenkins says the search continued Monday morning by boat and helicopter. He says a small craft advisory was in effect on the lake, with 1-foot waves reported.

State police Sgt. Jamie Patterson says the lake may have been a bit choppy Saturday but the weather was "pretty decent."

Steve Chartre and his son, Ethan, are from Ishpeming. They were with 61-year-old Keith Karvonen of Atlantic Mine.

The search involves state police, the U.S. and Canadian coast guards and local police.

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