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Missing boater near Coal City, search resumes today

Rescue crews plan to resume the search for a missing boater presumed drowned in the Illinois River near Coal City. The unidentified woman, in her 20's, was part of a group of boaters who experienced engine problems Sunday neat the Dresden Lock and Dam.

Conservation officials say when the debris stalled the boat's engine, they tried to swim to safety and were swept beneath the gate. Three of the people who went overboard were rescued.

The three survivors were treated at Morris Community Hospital.

94.1 WGFA