Authorities: Two men missing after boat capsizes in the Rock River near Oregon

Published: Nov. 20, 2019 at 2:47 PM CST
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Two men are missing as authorities investigate a situation in which a boat capsized in the Rock River near Oregon.

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle says the names of the missing people are being withheld.

Authorities are using divers, drones and boats in search for the two men. Search efforts to find them will continue until dark and pick up around 7 a.m. Thursday.

The Ogle County Sheriff's Office first learned of a capsized boat around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after responding to a call from a fisherman.

VanVickle says a truck and boat trailer at a launch Castle Rock State Park matched the description for the owner of the boat.

Emergency crews from Ogle County, Winnebago County, Oregon, Rochelle, Byron, Dixon, Stilllman Valley, Mt. Morris and South Beloit responded to the area Wednesday afternoon. A REACT helicopter also reported to the scene.

VanVickle asks the public to avoid the area while the search resumes. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will assist with the investigation.

Watch a Facebook Live update with the latest details as of 4 p.m.

WATCH LIVE: Authorities update after a boat capsized in the Rock River in Oregon near Castle Rock State Park.

Posted by WIFR TV on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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