An intensive search continues in an area south of Madison where two 16-year-old girls went missing Thursday afternoon. The Dane County Sheriff’s Department is using high-tech sonar equipment and divers are back in Lake Kegonsa, in an effort to find Emma Mauer of Stoughton and Sydnie Kwiatkowski of Footville.
The girls were with a few others, who left for a time. When the group returned, Mauer and Kwiatkowski were missing but their purses and cell phones remained.
Sheriff Dave Mahoney says a fisherman saw the girls in the water around 4:30. Mahoney adds it’s possible they may be on a trail or elsewhere nearby.
AUDIO: Mahoney on search effort (:16)
UPDATE: A teenage girl’s body has since been pulled from the lake.
UPDATE2: A second body is found in Lake Kegonsa. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says the body was pulled from the lake near the shore in the area of where the personal belongings of two teenage girls had been left.