Boone County Fire Protection District searches for missing swimmer

5 years 1 week 6 days ago Saturday, August 01 2015 Aug 1, 2015 Saturday, August 01, 2015 4:16:00 PM CDT August 01, 2015 in News
By: Ross Terrell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Adam Pressler, KOMU 8 Reporter

BOONE COUNTY- The Boone County Fire Protection District searched for a missing swimmer near North Chesley Drive in the County Downs subdivision Saturday afternoon.

Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp said the search was for a man in his mid-20's. Blomenkamp said the missing person told friends he was going swimming around 2 or 3 a.m. Saturday.

After the swimmer did not return, his friends alerted the police. Blomenkamp said the missing swimmer's clothes, cellphone, and vehicle all remained near Lake Caroline where he went swimming. 

The Boone County Sheriff's department assisted in the search for the missing swimmer. The sheriff's department and fire protection district used multiple search boats and dogs during their search for the missing swimmer.

Authorities called off the search around 6:15 p.m. Saturday due to rain.

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