Vermont State Police are searching for two men who allegedly drowned in Lake Seymour

Vermont State Police are looking for two men who reportedly drowned in Lake Seymour after their canoe overturned late Tuesday morning.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., state police were notified that two men were “trying to swim back to shore” after their canoe overturned in the lake in the Orleans County town of Morgan. , according to a press release from the Vermont State Police. The witness reported “saw them going underwater and not resurfacing,” police said in the statement.

The fire and rescue teams who first intervened on the scene did not find them this morning. State police were using their airboats and dive team to continue the recovery operation. A command post was set up late afternoon at the fishing access on Vermont Highway 111, state police spokesman Adam Silverman told VTDigger via email.

“We characterize this as a recovery operation, not a rescue operation. The men are not believed to have survived,” he said.

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