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Search continues for two boaters missing on Lake Okeechobee

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The search continues for two boaters on Lake Okeechobee after they went missing over the weekend.

John Russ, 72, and his wife, 62-year-old Diane Russ, were last seen in an air boat Saturday night around Bird Island, at the Twin Markers on Lake Okeechobee.


The couple is from Myakka City, Fla. in Manatee County. 

Authorities said a friend of the Russ' reported the couple failed to return from a boating trip. 

FWC, along Glades County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Coast Guard, conducted the search throughout the night Saturday.

Search team efforts were hampered Sunday due to severe weather, according to Carol Lyn Parrish with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

FWC confirms a boat has been recovered but it's not confirmed if it's the couple's boat.

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