Search for missing child in Wisconsin River resumes Wednesday morning

Search to resume in morning

A search for a missing child who was swimming in the Wisconsin River will resume at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.

At about 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Wisconsin Dells Police Department that a child was in the water along the Department of Natural Resources natural area in the 4100 block of River Road.

The Wisconsin Dells Police Department, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Sauk County dive team and the Dells and Lake Delton EMS responded to look for the child in the water. The search took place off of Chapel Gorge Trail near the Wisconsin River State Natural Area.

Officials said they postponed the search for the child around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. “We responded with all the resources that we could quickly gather to aid in the recovery,” York said.

Officials said the child was swimming along a beach in the natural area. The family is from the area and has been present during the search.

Authorities said the current is often a factor that makes searches on the river more difficult.

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