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Update: Body Found After Deadly Boating Accident

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UPDATE 6-17-14: The Clinton County Sheriff's Office says a body has been recovered from the Mississippi River near the Elk River. They believe it is the body of 60-year-old Charles Selser, who has been missing since his boat capsized in an accident on Sunday, June 15. An autopsy will be performed to make a positive identification.

On Sunday morning, crews resumed searching for Clinton man who remains missing after a boating accident Saturday that claimed the life of one other boater.

The missing man has been identified as 60-year-old Charles Selser. The Clinton County Sheriff's Office says he was driving the boat when it capsized. 

The body of 85-year-old Nancy Selser, of Clinton, was recovered from the water after the accident.

The three other occupants of the boat, 30-year-old Edwin Selser, of Davenport, and his two children, ages 5 and 7, made it to shore.

The Sheriff's Office says all of the boaters except Charles Selser were wearing life jackets at the time of the accident.

Crews from several area agencies spent hours on the water Saturday searching for the man, with the initial search involving 17 boats and about 50 personnel.

The search Sunday is being hindered by wind and rough water, according to officials.

The boat is also still missing at this point.

One woman is dead, and one man remains missing after a boat capsized where the Elk River meets the Mississippi in Clinton County Saturday. Officials from the Clinton County Sheriff's Office say they responded to reports of victims in the water at around 11:30 AM. Around 30 minutes south, by boat, crews stationed themselves at Bulger's Hollow campgrounds, where several families, out for Father's Day weekend, say they're sorry to hear the news.

"I'm kind of in disbelief of this could happen, and it could have happened to my own family," said Kristy Rodriguez, whose husband, J.R. Rodriguez, had planned to hit the water that day.

After what happened Saturday morning, he says he is glad they did not.

"Me and my kids were going to go out there, and go in the river," he said. "We came back, and we see a yellow tape, and all these cops right here, and we're like, oh man."

Police say five people were on the boat when it capsized. Their names have not been released at this time.

"I believe probably wind and wave action played a factor in the boat becoming swamped," Lt. Tom Paarmann said.

Two children and their dad made it to shore. The body of one woman was recovered, but the body of one man is still missing, along with the boat.

"At this point, yes, we are switching from a rescue to a recovery mission," Lt. Paarmann said.

Police say they used side scan sonar technology, and K-9 units, trained to locate the deceased, but were unable to find the man. After around seven hours, officials called off the search. They say it was too windy to continue.

"The conditions are not conducive to a search right now," said State Conservation Officer Lucas Webenger.

Over the next couple of days, the Iowa DNR will be conducting interviews in order to figure out what exactly happened on the water Saturday morning.

"There were life jackets there," Webenger said. "I can't say for sure who was wearing them or who wasn't."

Police say the search could continue Sunday if weather permits.
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