Search continues for Clinton man still missing from capsized boat

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says its officers, along with the Clinton County Sheriff's Department, will continue looking for Charles Selser on Monday, June 16, 2014.

A recovery search for the man, who disappeared when a boat capsized on the Mississippi River, was called off due to darkness on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

For a third day now, crews are continuing the search for 60-year-old Charles Selser of Clinton. The boat he was driving capsized in Clinton County at the Elk River mouth Saturday, June 14, 2014.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department said three people that he was with, 30-year-old Edwin Selser and his two children made it to shore, but one person, 85-year-old Nancy Selser died. Her body was recovered.

The continued search on Sunday was called-off around 8:30 p.m. due to darkness, according to the Chief Deputy of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department. A meeting was planned for Monday to determine if crews would continue searching for a third day.

The initial search for Charles, which consisted of 17 boats and 50 personnel, was called-off early Saturday evening when the wind and water got too rough.

The boat the five people were in was found Sunday, according to the Clinton County Chief Deputy. It had reportedly sunk somewhere in the area.

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