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Search for missing boater revisiting earlier search areas

Posted: Nov. 8, 2017 8:50 pm Updated: Nov. 8, 2017 9:23 pm

QUINCY -- Crews are revisiting areas of the Mississippi River already searched in hopes of finding the Quincy man who disappeared more than three weeks ago after a boat he was riding in capsized near Lock and Dam 21.

Searchers are going over areas of the river from the mouth of Curtis Creek to the location of the capsizing to see whether they can find the body of 19-year-old Ean Reinold.

Glenn Sanders of the Quincy Area Volunteer Emergency Corps said crews are using sonar equipment in the search from Christian Aid Ministries search and rescue, an Amish and Mennonite group that helps emergency agencies find missing people.

"The main thing is we're just trying to re-search everything another time," Sanders said. "When (Christian Aid Ministries search and rescue) made their equipment available for us, it's (the equipment) a couple generations newer than what we've got. We have both sonar boats out there taking another look at everything.

"We're continuing the surface searches at the same time, but we're really wanting to focus on the sonar and make sure we didn't miss something.

The search effort has also gotten assistance from a Missouri State Highway Patrol helicopter.

Reinold and two other people, along with a dog, were in a 16-foot johnboat when a wave struck and sunk the boat Oct. 14. Deckhands with Canton Marine Towing rescued the two others from the water, but Reinold disappeared from sight.

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