WEB UPDATE: Berlin Heights man missing after boat crash

SANDUSKY A Berlin Heights man is still missing this afternoon after falling from a boat that collide
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

A Berlin Heights man is still missing this afternoon after falling from a boat that collided with another early this morning in Sandusky Bay.

Police will not release the name of the missing man, but Steve Miller of Berlin Heights called the Register and said the missing man is his son, Benjamin Miller.

The elder Miller said his son was aboard a 22-foot SeaRay owned by a friend.

Sandusky police would not confirm the identity of the missing man, and have released none of the names of the people involved. According to the police report, the three people aboard the SeaRay told them the missing man was operating the SeaRay at the time of the crash.

According to the elder Miller, his son, the friend and their girlfriends were heading back to the boat's dock at Lyman Harbor after a trip to the McDonald's on First Street when the collision took place at 12:40 a.m.

The other boat involved was a 40-foot cigarette boat, according to Coast Guard officials from Detroit quoted by the Associated Press.

The other boat left the scene of the accident and proceeded to a dock at Venetian Marina, according to the police report quoting the others aboard the SeaRay.

Four boats searched the bay earlier this morning. The search involves the Coast Guard, the Sandusky Fire Department, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Sandusky Police Department. The Ohio Division of Watercraft is part of ODNR.

A woman involved in the collision was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center and then flown to a trauma center. Her identity was unavailable.

More details will be available on this site and in Monday's Register.