It's day four of what has become a recovery operation for the Hartford Fire Department and the Illinois Department of Conservation. After another full day of searching the Mississippi River, there is still no sign of two men who went overboard when their boat capsized Saturday. A 10 year old boy who was wearing a life jacket was rescued by a passing barge crew shortly after the incident.
Officials blame the windy conditions on the river Saturday for the initial accident. Debris on the bottom of the river may be preventing sonar from picking up an image of the missing men. Hartford Assistant Fire Chief Bill Owens says that spot of the river is treacherous.
He says experts have told him that while it is likely the bodies will eventually surface on their own, he realizes there are no guarantees. Rescue teams have been assisted by Team Watters, which is a husband and wife team that specializes in rescue and recovery efforts of this kind.