Sunday, July 27 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:57:03 GMT
A dive team is searching for the body of a 34-year-old man from the Toledo area, believed to have drowned in a Jet Ski accident on Saturday. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in a private pond inMore >>
The body of 34-year-old Jason Mitchell, from Perrysburg, was located by divers around 1pm on Sunday in about seven feet of water.More >>
Search crews went underwater Tuesday, looking for signs of two kayakers missing since the weekend. At this point, the search has transitioned from a rescue to a recovery mission.
The Erie County Sheriff Dive Team and the Ohio Division of Watercraft searched a large commercial fishing net in part of Sandusky Bay hoping to find any sign of Jonathan Francis, 30, of Sandusky, and his daughter Viola, 12. Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth says the divers searched the submerged net but turned up nothing. The net covers about one square mile.
Francis's fiancée, Sheila McClain, reported the two missing early Sunday morning. The pair was last seen around 5 p.m. Saturday, kayaking near Crystal Rock. Officials say they had planned to paddle to the Edison Bridge and back before they disappeared.
"I'm very worried. They were only going to be on a trip for two hours and come back," McClain said Sunday.
That same day, the kayaks belonging to Francis and his daughter were found empty near South Lightner road in Ottawa County.
"I don't think they're there; because they found the kayaks. Now, if they had been floating with a kayak – but they're not," said McClain.
The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says that Tuesday afternoon, two boats took cadaver dogs out to look for the kayakers , and will continue to do so over the new few days as a part of regular, daily patrols.