2 men die when snowmobile goes into Lake Superior

Sheriff says victims lived on Madeline Island

Published On: Feb 21 2013 02:25:32 PM CST
BAYFIELD, Wis. -

Crews have recovered the bodies of two men who died after their snowmobile went into Lake Superior near Madeline Island.

The two men were last seen leaving Bayfield heading to Madeline Island on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. A caller to 911 reported them missing 12 hours later.

Searchers found the body of one man next to a partially submerged snowmobile in the water near the South Channel shortly after the 911 call was received. The second man's body was found about three hours later.

Ashland County Sheriff Mick Brennan said the victims were both in their 30s and lived on Madeline Island.

Brennan said the men had been on the same snowmobile. WDIO-TV reported their names are not being released because family members are still being notified.