Bodies of missing men not found


OREGON – There were limited searches above and below the surface of the Rock River this week, but the bodies of two missing area men were not recovered.

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said the names of the men will not be released until the bodies are found.

The men went missing in the river when their boat capsized near the dam in Oregon on Nov. 20. One of the bodies was located below the surface of the river on Nov. 21, but officials were unable to recover it.

The fishing boat was initially found at about 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 20 upside down on the west side of the river near the dam. VanVickle said a truck and trailer were found at Castle Rock which were used to haul the boat.

VanVickle said it there was no clear answer as to how the boat capsized. But he said it might have gotten too close the dam and flipped over.