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February 14, 2017

Vermont State Police Updated Press Release/Search for Missing Snowmobilers (Orwell, Vermont and Putnam Station, New York)/17B400850

VSP Updated Press Release-Incident (Press Release #2)

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       


CASE#:17B400850


RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Det. Sgt. Robert Patten 

                            
STATION: Rutland   

                  
CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101


DATE/TIME: February 14, 2017, at 1740 hours


LOCATION: Lake Champlain in Orwell, Vermont and Putnam Station, New York


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: The Vermont State Police and New York State Police will continue search efforts on February 15, 2017, after today's search operation didn't yield missing snowmobilers, Jonathan Ryan or Brandon Barrett. Consistent with today's search, the area of focus will be on the New York side of Lake Champlain in the town of Putnam Station. The search will continue to utilize sonar equipment and state police divers, with the search area likely spanning in a northerly direction. End of report.