NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Crews are searching for a man after a boat struck a barge on the Mississippi River in New Madrid County.
Two people were in the boat when it collided with the anchored barge around 7:25 p.m. Sunday. One person was able to drive the boat to a dock, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Christopher A. Wescoat, 27, of Matthews is missing, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Ronald D. Pipkin, 37, of New Madrid was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital. Corporal Clark Parrott with the Missouri Highway Patrol says Pipkin received medical treatment at a hospital for minor injuries and was released.
Crews searched overnight and a new crew was dispatched at daylight Monday to continue the search.
New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens says planes are searching in the air.
The Missouri Highway Patrol is sending a dive team.
No word on what caused the collision.