NM Police Search Lake For Missing Teens

Jul 3, 2013

New Mexico State Police are searching for two teenagers who went missing at Quemado Lake in western New Mexico.

Authorities say the boys were last seen Sunday jumping from island to island in the deeper end of the lake. They were there helping with summer programs at the Apache Deaf School and Youth Ranch.

The state police dive team has been searching the lake, while search and rescue teams have been combing the surrounding area. Tuesday marked the second day of the effort.

State Police spokesman Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez says there has been no sign of the boys.

Officials with the Gila National Forest have closed all recreation areas around the lake, the shoreline and the dam due to the ongoing search.

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