Search for missing boaters to resume Wed. morning

A Montrose firefighter helps dock a boat at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the dock in Montrose just east of Kinnick on the River. The boat was coming in as part of the search and rescue of two missing boaters on the Mississippi Tuesday.

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG

MONTROSE – The search for two area boaters that went missing on the Mississippi River Tuesday afternoon was suspended at approximately 6:45 Tuesday evening.

Law enforcement from around Lee County searched for the missing boaters for the better part of the afternoon in icy river conditions and bitter wind chills. The search was suspended due to darkness. Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber said emergency crews will resume the search tomorrow morning early and are considering bringing in an airplane at around 8 a.m. to assist in the search. Weber also said the boaters have been identified, but names will not be released until all efforts to locate the victims have been exhausted.

Area law enforcement and rescue workers discuss the situation surrounding two missing boaters on the Mississippi Tuesday evening at about 5:30 in Montrose. The boaters went missing early Tuesday afternoon. The search is set to resume Wednesday morning.

 

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