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updated: 8/27/2012 10:05 AM

2 boaters go missing on S. Illinois lake

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KEYESPORT, Ill. -- Authorities expect to resume their search for two boaters who presumably drowned in a southern Illinois lake.

Investigators say the men went missing from a motorboat on Carlyle Lake on Saturday, and search efforts that day and Sunday failed to locate them. The search was to resume Monday.

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Illinois Conservation Police Sgt. Eric Manker says the men had been boating with a third friend when one of them jumped into the lake and began struggling. That's when the other victim went into the 26,000-acre lake in trying to help.

Manker says the third person remained in the boat, but it drifted away and he didn't know how to operate it.

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