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Search for missing Neenah man continues in Door County

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Posted at 5:20 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 18:20:49-05

DOOR COUNTY, Wis. — The search for a missing Neenah man in Door County has expanded, according to authorities.

The Door County Sheriff’s Office tells NBC26 they've expanded the search area to go one mile farther north, one mile farther south, and a half mile farther out onto Lake Michigan

It’s been more than two weeks since 57-year-old Eric Richter of Neenah was reported missing. Authorities say he told his wife he was taking photos at Cave Point Park.

The Sheriff’s Office says a drone operator and investigator have been assigned to the case. A drone is still being used regularly in the search, the Sheriff’s Office says.

Weather has been a major hindrance in their search efforts. Last week, the Sheriff’s Office says a cadaver dog tried to search but couldn't function because the snow was too deep.

When better weather arrives, the Sheriff’s Office says they will resume the use of an underwater robot to search for Richter.