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Search continues tonight on Canandaigua Lake

Sheriff’s Deputies from Yates and Ontario County along with state police are searching Canandaigua Lake FLOYD “ZACK” FREY age 19 and RANDALL “RJ” LIS age 20 both who resides at 25 Douglas Drive, Canandaigua, NY. presumed drowned. They have been described as best friends. Frey was an FLCC student and Lis worked at the Distillery in Victor. They were reported missing at 1:11AM Friday April 16 by relatives missing from the Vine Valley Trailer Park in the Town of Middlesex, Yates County. Investigation shows they intended to camp overnight at the Fry seasonal home in the trailer park. The Lis car they were traveling in was located on the Trailer Park Point near the shoreline and a canoe was missing from its storage area and marks indicated it went to the lake. Yates Deputies used thermal imaging camera equipment on the lake during the night hours with no luck. At daylight Ontario County Sheriff’s Office patrol boats, deputies and divers assisted. The state police helicopter also searched from the air. During the shoreline search Yates deputies located clothing apparel and sneakers north of the Point in the 600-700 block South of Fishers Point that had washed ashore. Ontario Co Deputies located other clothing worn in the lake near the same location. Later in the day investigation located the canoe that was missing as being found drifted ashore by construction workers who removed it from the lake and secured from the scene. This was in the same block approx area North of Vine Valley from where they would have launched. State Police using special side scan sonar device is focusing their search in this area of the lake.Sheriff Spike said “Investigation shows that one of the boys last used their cell phone at 1:23AM Thursday April 15 signaling 3 miles from the Stid Hill cell tower, this is the approx area we are searching,” said Sheriff Spike, “friends of the two told deputies that the weekend before that they had taken out the canoe and floated till watched the sunrise, so all indications are we have a tragedy here.” Search of the lake continues into Friday evening.

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