Two teens reported missing near Lake Kegonsa

Dive and trail teams found no sign of missing girls
Two teens reported missing near Lake Kegonsa

Crews are searching a Dane County lake and the woods and trails around it for two 16-year-old girls who vanished, leaving behind their cell phones, purses and shoes.

The two girls, Emma Maurer, 16, of Stoughton, and Sydnie Kwiatkowski, 16, of Footville, were reported missing just before 8 p.m. on Thursday. Both were last seen with friends on a beach off Lake Kegonsa in Lafollette County Park, north of Stoughton, at around 4 p.m.

The friends left the area briefly, and when they returned, they found personal items of the two teens, but no sign of either one.

Family members contacted 911 when they were unable to find the teens.

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney said the two were last seen swimming in Lake Kegonsa in LaFollette County Park late Thursday afternoon. Mahoney said sonar is being used on the lake and search dogs have been brought to the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone who might have had contact with either one to please call 911 or the Dane County sheriff’s tipster hotline at 608-284-6900.