Ithaca man missing on Cayuga Lake

By Haley Burton

Ithaca man missing on Cayuga Lake

May 23, 2013 Updated May 23, 2013 at 9:28 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Seneca County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible boating incident/missing person case.

Christopher Dennis, 22, of Cayuga Heights Road in Ithaca, left a campsite in the town of Covert early Wednesday around 5 a.m. by himself and put a canoe into Cayuga Lake.

When he had not returned, friends began checking and a canoe was found overturned in the middle of the lake at approx 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. They called 911.

The Seneca County Sheriff's Navigation Patrol along with the Romulus Fire rescue boat searched the area Wednesday.

The Sheriff's office reports that further investigation and search efforts are resuming Thursday.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Seneca County Sheriff's Office at (315) 539-9241.

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