LAKEWOOD – Local authorities are still looking for a missing boater who was believed to be on Chautauqua Lake Saturday afternoon.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says 47 year-old Timothy Yocum of Falconer was believed to have taken his boat on Chautauqua Lake Saturday afternoon. He was reported possibly missing around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Deputies believe Yocum may have jumped into the water for a swim before he went missing.
Water rescue crews, including dive teams, from the County Sheriff’s Office and State Police along with volunteers from local fire companies searched the waters near the Chautauqua County Yacht Club in Lakewood late Saturday and also throughout the day on Sunday but so far nothing has turned up.
In a press release, the Sheriff’s Office said the search would continue Sunday night and into today if necessary.