Livingston County deputies say they have recovered the bodies of both snowmobilers who went missing earlier this month on Conesus Lake.
During a search on Wednesday, deputies say they found both men, Jay Fluet and Christopher Copeland, and the snowmobile.
In a tweet, Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said, "Thank you to all agencies and the community for the support throughout."
The men had been missing since the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 11. Crews searched for a part of last week before suspending the search so ice on the lake could melt with the warmer temperatures.
Families for both men have been notified.
Last week, the sheriff said about 50 people had been involved in the search, from Livonia, Lakeville and Springwater fire departments, plus the Livingston County Emergency Management Team and the dive teams from Livingston and Wayne counties.
Forest rangers and snowmobile groups warn that this relatively mild winter — this week, for instance, has seen unseasonable temperatures topping 60 degrees Fahrenheit — makes snowmobiling over frozen water a treacherous proposition.
"This is just not the year to go crossing a lake," Dominic Jacangelo, president of the New York State Snowmobile Association, told The Associated Press last week. "No matter how good and inviting it looks, it's likely there's going to be a lot of thin ice underneath that snow."
As of last week, ten snowmobilers had died this winter in thinly frozen lakes across the Northeast, most of them in New York. Several ice fisherman have also lost their lives.
— Includes reporting from The Associated Press