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updated: 5/7/2014 9:07 AM

Rescuers search for missing Illinois boater

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Associated Press

HAMPTON -- Western Illinois authorities are set to resume their search for a missing 44-year-old man who disappeared after a boat overturned on the Mississippi River.

Rescuers say five people were fishing aboard the boat an anchor rope broke Tuesday morning near Hampton, in far-western Illinois. The boat drifted into a dam and flipped.

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All the other occupants were rescued, but the search is set to continue Wednesday for Charles W. Slocum.

Illinois conservation officials say divers eventually found the boat about a mile away, submerged in 20 feet of water.

But they had to call off the search for the Colona man because of rough currents.

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