Fishermen from Detroit, Southfield missing on Lake Erie

U.S. Coast Guard actively searching for men who launched boat from Monroe

By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor

MONROE, Mich. - The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two fishermen who have gone missing on Lake Erie.

Godfried McKinney, 54, of Southfield, and 64-year-old Kendrick Covington of Detroit headed out from Monroe, Mich., on Wednesday to go fishing in a 14-foot beige and white boat. They were due back that night and reported missing by their wives when they didn't return. They're known to fish in the vicinity of Luna Pier and the Fermi II power plant.

McKinney's truck and boat trailer are still at the Front Street boat launch.

Coast Guard crews from Michigan and Ohio are involved in the search -- which includes a helicopter and a sweep of area marinas and the shoreline.

Anyone with information on the men is asked to call Coast Guard in Detroit at 313 -568-9525.


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