Still No Sign Of Missing Illinois Woman; Flood Waters Continue To Recede

McGill Family Photo

McGill Family Photo

On Thursday, Indiana conservation officers resumed a fifth day of searching the flood waters along State Road 257 between Washington and Otwell, for 31 year old Cathryn McGill of Des Plains, Illinois.

In a news release Wednesday night, DNR officers said that with the drastic drop in water levels during the day Wednesday, the top of the pick-up truck in which McGill was a passenger, is now visible, and divers will be searching large debris piles of cornstalks and logs for Cathryn McGill on Thursday.

Conservation Officers, deputies from the Daviess and Pike County sheriff department,  and members of area fire departments spent the Wednesday, completing shore and boat-based searches along with deploying divers to search the debris piles. Officers also deployed a Remote Operated Vehicle utilizing its sonar capabilities.

McGill was lost when the pick-up driven by her husband, Adam McGill, was swept off the flooded roadway, Sunday morning.   Adam McGill was rescued by hunters.

The couple had been visiting family in the Washington, Indiana, area, where Adam McGill is originally from, DNR Conservation Officer Jim Schreck said. They were heading back to their home in Norfolk, Va., when they drove around a barrier on a flooded road and were swept away, he said.

(Additional information provided by WAMW-FM, Washington, Indiana)

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