Missing Boater in Colchester, Vt. Identified

Missing Boater in Colchester, Vt. Identified

On Sunday, police identified a missing boater as Mason "Jake" Smith, 23-years-old of Burlington.
COLCHESTER, Vt. - On Sunday, police identified a missing boater as Mason "Jake" Smith, 23-years-old of Burlington.

Police say Smith was last seen Friday night after jumping from a boat into Lake Champlain near Sand Bar State Park.

They say Smith was struggling due to choppy conditions, and his friends tried to rescue him and called 911.

Several agencies searched for the man Friday night, including helicopters from the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Border Patrol.

Saturday morning the agencies continued searching the lake, but suspended search efforts at 12:30 p.m. due to high winds above 37 knots.

Police continued searching for Smith on Sunday.
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