Boat recovered after capsizing in Mississippi River near Clinton

Search for Clinton County boating accident victim 6-14-14

A boat that capsized, killing one person and leaving another missing, has been found in the Mississippi River.

Charles Selser, 60, was driving a boat carrying 85-year-old Nancy Selser, 30-year-old Edwin Selser and two of Edwin’s children when the vessel capsized in Clinton County at the Elk River mouth Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Police said Edwin Selser and the two children, ages 5 and 7 years old, made it to shore.  Nancy Selser’s body was recovered that day from the water.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources was working to pull the boat from the river after it was found Monday, June 16.  Charles Selser remained missing.  Police said he was not wearing a life jacket at the time the boat capsized.

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