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Search for missing child in Wisconsin River postponed for second night

Posted at 6:35 AM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 07:35:57-04

The search for a missing child in the Wisconsin River has been postponed for the second day in a row.

The child was reported missing in the Wisconsin Dells around 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Family told police the child was swimming along the beach when they went underwater and never resurfaced, according to WISC-TV.

The Adams County sheriff said the search has now changed from being considered a rescue mission to a recovery.

"It's heart-wrenching for the family," Sheriff Brent York said. "We have as many resources as we can out there, doing what we can to find the child."

Divers and boaters continued their search for the child Wednesday morning after postponing it Tuesday night. A sonar boat has since been deployed in the search as well.

Sheriff York says the strong currents and darkness of the water make the search particularly difficult.

Authorities are not releasing any information on the child at this moment upon request of the family.