Search continues for boy at Ill. lake

Monday, March 19, 2007

CLINTON, Ill. -- A third day of searching Clinton Lake ended Saturday without sign of an 8-year-old boy who disappeared when his grandfather's fishing boat went over a dam.

Kalin's uncle and grandfather were both killed in the boating accident Wednesday on the central Illinois lake. The bodies of Richard L. Hunter, 59, of Normal, and Jason C. Hunter, 29, were found Thursday in the churning waters at the base of the spillway, state officials said.

Authorities from the Natural Resources Department and the DeWitt County sheriff's office have been looking for the boy below the dam and up to three-quarters of a mile down the stream, Chris McCloud, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said.

One of the men called 911 around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday and said the boat had run out of gas on the lake, according to authorities.

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