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UPDATE: Authorities say Fisherman’s body not yet recovered

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PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (KWWL) - UPDATE: The search continues for a Crawford County man who is presumably drowned after he fell overboard a fishing boat in Crawford County on Saturday, Oct. 11, according to the Crawford County Sheriff's Department.

The Crawford County, Wisconsin's Sheriff's Office says it believes 64-year-old Roger Goodell of rural Ferryville drowned in the Mississippi River while fishing Saturday. The search continues to find Goodell's body.

The Sheriff's Office says Goodell and a friend were fishing near Lock and Dam 9 Saturday when their boat floated into a restricted area of the dam, and hit the wall. Goodell tried pushing the boat away from the wall while his friend started the boat motor. Goodell fell overboard and never resurfaced.

Authorities say Goodell is presumed drowned. Workers from Lock and Dam 9, local fire departments, the Wisconsin DNR and Med Link Air began searching for Goodell around 12:45 p.m. Saturday. The search resumed Sunday morning. Army Corps of Engineers dive team was called in to search the area, and the Wisconsin DNR brought in underwater cameras to aid in the search. Local fire departments and the Sheriff's department are also assisting in the ongoing search.

Cody Adams is a Wisconsin DNR Officer. He along with other officers continued to search the river on Sunday. Adams said although Goodell is presumed dead, crews will continue to search.

"Everyone has been working together and working together well. Our main goal is to find the individual so we can bring some closure to the family," said Adams.

Adams told KWWL on Sunday the locks at Lock and Dam 9 have been closed since Goodell went missing on Saturday. He said the locks were expected to open back up Sunday evening.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Crawford County Sheriff's Office at 608-326-8414.

Lauren DeWitt contributed to this story.

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