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SEARCH FOR FLORIDA MAN MISSING IN MISSOURI RIVER CONTINUES (UPDATE)

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UPDATE 1:50 PM  7/13/17

AUTHORITIES ARE CONTINUING THEIR SEARCH FOR A MISSING FLORIDA MAN WHO IS PRESUMED DROWNED IN THE MISSOURI RIVER.

THE UNION COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS 27 YEAR OLD CHRIS REEVES OF TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA DISAPPEARED IN THE MISSOURI RIVER NEAR ELK POINT, SOUTH DAKOTA ON WEDNESDAY.

REEVES WAS WITH FIVE OTHER PEOPLE SWIMMING OFF A SANDBAR NEAR BURBANK BEACH IN THE AFTERNOON.

THE SHERIFF SAYS REEVES STEPPED OFF THE SANDBAR, WENT UNDER THE WATER AND DID NOT RESURFACE.

RESCUE BOATS WERE DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE BY SOUTH DAKOTA AND NEBRASKA AUTHORITIES AND A SEARCH PLANE FLEW OVER THE AREA WEDNESDAY EVENING IN AN ATTEMPT TO LOCATE REEVES.

AUTHORITIES SAY REEVES WAS IN TOWN VISITING FRIENDS.

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AUTHORITIES RESUMED THEIR SEARCH THURSDAY MORNING FOR A 27 YEAR OLD MAN WHO DISAPPEARED IN THE MISSOURI RIVER NEAR ELK POINT, SOUTH DAKOTA ON WEDNESDAY.

THE UNION COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS THE MAN WAS WITH FIVE OTHER PEOPLE SWIMMING OFF A SANDBAR NEAR BURBANK BEACH AROUND MID-AFTERNOON.

THE MAN STEPPED OFF THE SANDBAR, WENT UNDER THE WATER AND DID NOT RESURFACE.

RESCUE BOATS WERE DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE BY SOUTH DAKOTA AND NEBRASKA AUTHORITIES  AND A SEARCH PLANE FLEW OVER THE AREA WEDNESDAY EVENING IN AN ATTEMPT TO LOCATE THE MAN.

THE NAME OF THE MISSING PERSON HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.

PHOTO COURTESY KMEG/KPTH