The search continued on Friday for a missing Wayne County school teacher as his family and friends cling to hope for his safety. Frederick Dunn, a teacher in the North Rose-Wolcott School District, has been missing since Wednesday night. The search for Dunn has gone into high gear.
Numerous rescue units assisted the Wayne County Sheriff's Office in the search for Frederick Dunn.
It began Wednesday after his vehicle was located at the end of Dutch Road in the Town of Huron near the Lake Ontario shoreline. K-9 units tracked footprints in the snow, but that search was unsuccessful.
When an air search by New York State Police turned up nothing, authorities focused their efforts on the lake.
"We've initiated a water search involving ice water rescue technicians. They've been doing a shoreline search for a distance of about a quarter mile each way of the area here where Mr. Dunn's vehicle was located the other night, and there's an ice shelf right off the shoreline and they've been searching under that ice shelf," said Undersheriff Rick House.
The search has been particularly difficult for those who knew him personally. Many in the search party say Dunn was their high school music teacher.
"We never think it's going to happen here. I found out Wednesday night and I'm like Fred Dunn, really? It's crazy," said Chad Countryman, Wolcott Fire Department.
The search was expanded farther out into the lake, using air boats, with no success.
Authorities say they'll return to the scene Saturday morning when U.S. Park Rangers and Mississauga Search and Rescue will join the effort.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Mr. Dunn, you can call the Wayne County Sheriff's Office at 315-946-9711.