UPDATE, BREAKING NEWS - Search continues for boaters

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By The Staff

UPDATE, Monday, 10:15 a.m. - Two boaters remain missing after their boats capsized or were swamped this morning.

According to officials at the scene, a Jon boat with two people was swamped or capsized when it got too near Gate 5 of the Cannelton Locks and Dam. Two people in a second Jon boat tried to go to their aid, but their boat, too, was swamped or capsized.

One person from each boat was pulled from the river by rescuers.

Identifications of all four boaters remained unavailable.

Original news story:

CANNELTON - Search-and-rescue teams from Perry and Hancock counties were dispatched shortly before 7 a.m. Monday for a reported capsized boat at the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

Two people were pulled from the water and brought to the Indiana shore. One was flown from the scene.

Names of the boat's occupants are unknown at this time. The search continues for at least one other person who witnesses said was in the boat. More information will be provided when it becomes available.