BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The U.S. Coast Guard is searching Lake Erie for a missing fisherman.

The Coast Guard was notified Tuesday afternoon that a boat had washed ashore near Hamburg, New York.

Officials say the boat showed signs of having been used recently, but the owner was not around.

By using information on the boat and reaching out to family, the Coast Guard was able to determine that 37-year-old Giusseppe Reinhart, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, had gone out fishing by himself Tuesday morning and was missing.

Officials plan to continue searching for Reinhart throughout the night.