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Woman Reported Missing in Lake Erie After Falling From a Fishing Boat

Pennsylvania State Police have issued search warrants as they are called in to assist in the case of a woman missing in Lake erie, after her husband reported she fell off a boat Sunday afternoon. She is identified as 51-year-old Karen LeClair of Albion. Her husband 48-year-old Christopher Leclair says it was the commercial fishing vessel he operates, the “Doris M.” that she fell from. According to Sgt. Brook Tolbert of the PA Fish and Boat Commission, Mrs. Leclair, a partner with her husband in a commercial fishing enterprise called, Lake Erie Fishing was not wearing a life vest. . “Mr. Leclair indicated that she was not wearing a life vest, there were plenty of life vests on board the vessel at the time, but she was not wearing it and she’s not required to wear it,” Video, click here to read the story 20:43

C.B. lobster fisherman Keith Stubbert remembered with fondness, sadness

Friends and family say Keith Stubbert loved being on the water and working for a living. Stubbert died Monday after falling overboard while lobster fishing southwest of Yarmouth. Close friend Sonja Francis of North Sydney said Stubbert went fishing off the South Shore every fall and spent about six months of the year at sea. “He was a hard worker and everybody loved him,” Francis said. Her son A.J. said Stubbert, 53, was like a stepfather to him. Read the article here 08:38