January 20, 2017
A girl likely drowned Thursday after a vehicle went into the Boyer River just north of Denison early that morning.
The crash was reported about 3 a.m. in the 2000 block of Deloit Boulevard, according to Crawford County Sheriff Jim Steinkuehler.
There were five people in the vehicle who were initially unharmed by the crash. Four were rescued from the river, but the fifth person — a girl whose age has not been released — was “believed to have disappeared into the river,” Steinkuehler said.
Few details of the crash have been made public.
The vehicle went into the river from a farm field at a point about 300 yards from the nearest gravel road and across a railway.
A rescue team on a boat started searching the river about 1 p.m. Thursday and halted at 11:15 p.m. because of heavy fog.
They used sonar to peer beneath the water’s surface.
The team resumed its search this morning.
The four people taken from the river were treated at Crawford County Memorial Hospital for possible hypothermia. They have not been publicly identified.
Several city, county and state law-enforcement offices have assisted with the search. About a dozen officers flanked the river Thursday afternoon.