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News Update for Monday, June 22, 2015

Search continuing for missing Lakewood man on Chautauqua Lake...
An extensive search for a Lakewood man missing in the southern end of Chautauqua Lake is continuing this early evening.  Sheriff Joe Gerace says they are looking for 52 year-old Phillip Gibbs... who family members say hasn't been seen since Sunday afternoon.  Gerace says members of the Sheriff's Department's Marine and Water Emergency Team have been diving just east of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club... about a quarter of a mile from shore... looking for Gibbs.  He says they have recovered his boat.  Gerace identified the missing man about mid-afternoon today... but, has not released circumstances surrounding his being out on the lake.  He says there's also no clear time-frame as to when the man went missing.  Gerace says Gibbs went missing between 1 and 6 p.m. yesterday.  But, the Sheriff's Department wasn't notified until sometime later.  If you have any information... or may have seen anything unusual in that area near Lakewood... call the Sheriff's Office at 753-2131.