Search resumes for missing boater

Search resumes for missing boater

HARDIN COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Search crews resumed their search for a missing Ohio River boater.

According to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department, multiple agencies will be in full force on Wednesday, July 10 to assist in the recovery efforts of Michael Rodgers.

In the efforts to locate Rodgers, the Rosiclare Park area will be closed to the public. The public is being urged to avoid the area.

The search for Rodgers was suspended on Tuesday, June 25.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Department said higher then expected river levels forced them to call off the search.

Brush build-up and increased river current speeds also contributed to the search being halted.

In a Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Department said Rodgers went missing after a boating accident Thursday night, June 20.

Anyone wishing to help with the search for Rodgers must be approved by Hardin County Sheriff Jerry Fricker or EMA Director Jessica Hershey.

Those wanting to help can the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department at 618-287-2271 and your information will be forwarded to the Sheriff and EMA Director.

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