Fire crews search for missing boater in Rockton

ROCKTON (WREX) — Authorities are responding to a missing boater on the Rock River.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies say a call came in Tuesday night of a boat anchored about 20 feet off shore with no one in it near the Atwood Park boat launch.

Deputies say they’re searching for a 52-year-old man who was the driver of that boat, his phone was left on board.

Two boats are in the water from the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District and the Rockton Fire Department, along with dive teams. County deputies say boats with SONAR are coming in to help.

This is a developing story.

Breane Lyga

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