STOKES COUNTY, N.C. – Crews continue to search Belews Lake for missing Fishermen. The two were first reported missing Thursday. According to the Stokes County Sheriff's Office the two have been missing on Belews Lake since 5:30 Thursday afternoon.

Saturday night, Stokes County Sheriff identified the men as Jacob Allen Line and James Pascual Bohenstiel both of Kernersville.

Multiple agencies are searching the lake, including Stokes-Rockingham Fire Department, Stokes County Emergency Management, Stokes County Sheriff's Office and the Madison Rescue Squad.

Officials say the two missing Kernersville men are friends. One is in their late 20s and another in his 30s. They set out on a fishing trip early Thursday morning. After the fishermen were reported missing Thursday evening, officials say their boat and fishing poles were located a distance away from their clothes.

Stokes County EMS tells WFMY News 2 someone called 911 after finding clothing in an area known as the 'Hot Hole' - a warmer area of the lake heated by the Duke Energy Belews Creek Steam Station.

Investigators on the scene confirmed that the missing men are from Kernersville.

EMS says an officer responded and found reason to initiate the search. EMS could not tell WFMY News 2 the identities of those missing.

This is a developing story. Stay with WFMY News 2 for updates.

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