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Illinois Woman Missing In Flood Waters

Last updated on Monday, December 30, 2013

(PIKE CO.) - Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the disappearance of a Des Plaines, Illinois woman.

Kathryn McGill, 31,was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by her husband Adam McGill, 35 when their vehicle was swept off the roadway in flood waters on highway 257 near the Pike County and Daviess County line.

Around 7:45 Sunday morning waterfowl hunters watched a vehicle headed south on Highway 257 trying to navigate flood waters. After seeing the vehicle get swept off the roadway they drove their boat to the area the vehicle was last seen.

Screams for help were heard and Adam McGill was rescued. Kathryn McGill could not be located.

Adam McGill was transported to Daviess County Community Hospital and later transported to St. Marys Hospital in Evansville for treatment of hypothermia.

Search efforts included bank searches, side scan sonar, canine searches, wading shallow water and dragging operations.

Responding agencies included Daviess County Sheriff's Department, Pike County Sheriff's Department, Harrison Fire Department, Jefferson Township Fire Department, Southwest Medical, Pike County EMS, Pike County EMA, Ohio Valley Search and Rescue, American Red Cross and Indiana Conservation Officers.

Water based search efforts will conclude at dusk and begin again tomorrow morning.

Conservation Officers strongly encourage obeying road closing signs and to avoid driving through flooded roadways.

Updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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