Search for 2 missing Wisconsin boaters now a recovery effort

Posted at 5:01 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-19 18:01:02-04

VINLAND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say the search for two women missing after their boat collided with another boat on Lake Winnebago is now a recovery operation.

The crash happened Saturday night when a 26-foot Crownline E6XS boat with two people aboard collided with a 20-foot Rinker Captiva boat with four occupants.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says two Neenah women, ages 20 and 26, were thrown from the Rinker Captiva.

The Post Crescent reports divers resumed searching for the women Sunday morning. But the search has transitioned from a rescue to a recovery operation.

The other two occupants of the Rinker Captiva were taken to a hospital, where one remained in serious condition and the other was treated and released. The two people in the Crownline E6XS were treated on shore by paramedics.