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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Caitlyn Atchley Among four young people missing after overnight boat crash on Mississippi River

Crews searched Saturday for four young people missing after an overnight boat crash on the Mississippi River in Iowa, although one official said it was mostly a recovery effort.

The timing of the collision at about 1.45am according to Iowa Department of Natural Resources spokesman Kevin Baskins made it difficult for rescuers to find people in the water. It's now 'leaning more toward recovery' than rescue he said.

'Officers in boats, at this point, looking for anything we can find,' Mr Baskins said, describing the search that was expected to continue at least until dark. 'Once it gets dark, it gets problematic,' he said.

The names of the four missing and injured have not been released, pending notification of their families, while a couple at the scene identified their 20-year-old daughter Caitlyn Atchley among the missing. Read More