Crews postpone search for Clinton man that fell in Mississippi River

Police say two men fell into the Mississippi River but only one resurfaced Saturday, June 9, 2012. 

Crews started the search for the missing 27-year-old Clinton man around 8 pm Saturday night after he fell in the Mississippi River at the public boat ramp in Princeton, Iowa. 

Emergency crews searched the area and were unsuccessful in locating the missing person.  After several hours of searching, the efforts became recovery instead of rescue.  The recovery effort was postponed at approximately 12:30 a.m. and resumed Sunday morning, June 10.

The search was stopped again around noon Sunday due to strong currents and heavy winds.

The identity of the victim will be released at a later date pending notification of relatives.

Crews from Princeton Fire, Princeton Police, LeClaire Fire, LeClaire Police, Scott County Sheriff Department, Medic Ambulance, MedForce,Iowa DNR, Cordova Fire, and Port Byron Fire all responded and assisted with rescue efforts.

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