ST. CROIX FALLS, WI (WTAQ) - A search for a missing fisherman on the St. Croix River enters its fourth day.
21-year-old Tou Hu Vang of Coon Rapids Minnesota was swept away in the river's strong currents on Sunday evening. He was trying to save his 11-year-old nephew Calvin Vang, who slipped into the river off a large wet rock and was later saved by bystander Ken Hawj of St. Paul.
The search has been hampered by fast currents on the St. Croix in the area of Taylors Falls Minnesota and St. Croix Falls Wisconsin.
Vang disappeared on the Minnesota side, where Chisago County authorities have had dragging nets snagged -- and the currents have made it dangerous for rescue boats.
Sheriff Rick Duncan tells KARE-TV in the Twin Cities that searchers have checked virtually all of the upper river close to the drowning site. So now, rescuers are starting to scan the top of the river, with the expectation that a body will surface.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)