Man Still Missing After Deadly Boating Accident - FOX 18 Quad Cities News and Weather

Man Still Missing After Deadly Boating Accident

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On Sunday morning, crews resumed searching for Clinton man who remains missing after a boating accident Saturday that claimed the life of one other boater.

The missing man has been identified as 60-year-old Charles Selser. The Clinton County Sheriff's Office says he was driving the boat when it capsized. 

The body of 85-year-old Nancy Selser, of Clinton, was recovered from the water after the accident.

The three other occupants of the boat, 30-year-old Edwin Selser, of Davenport, and his two children, ages 5 and 7, made it to shore.

The Sheriff's Office says all of the boaters except Charles Selser were wearing life jackets at the time of the accident.

Crews from several area agencies spent hours on the water Saturday searching for the man, with the initial search involving 17 boats and about 50 personnel.

The search Sunday is being hindered by wind and rough water, according to officials.

The boat is also still missing at this point.

EARLIER UPDATE:
Crews have called off the search for the missing boater for the evening because of high winds creating dangerous conditions on the water. 

We're told crews plan to resume the search on Sunday morning. At this point, it has become a recovery mission.

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Emergency crews are searching the Mississippi River in Clinton County for one person who remains missing after a boating accident that claimed the life of another boater.

It happened just after 11:30 a.m. on the Mississippi River near the mouth of the Elk River.

The Clinton County Sheriff's Office says five people, including two children, were on board when the boat capsized.

Both children and one adult were rescued.

One adult was confirmed deceased. One adult remains missing.

Clinton County Sheriff's Lt. Tom Paarmaan tells us wind and wave action were likely a factor in the boat becoming swamped.

Your Fox 18 has a crew on scene and we will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.


 

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