Indiana Conservation Officers resumed their search Wednesday for a missing Illinois woman in the White River.
Searchers tell 14 News that the water in the fields around the river is going down. So much so, you can now see the truck 31-year-old Cathryn McGill and her husband, 35-year-old Adam, were in, when Cathryn was swept away.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, along with local volunteer fire departments, say the receding water is giving them hope that they will find her soon. It also allows them to search a smaller area.
On Tuesday, officers began to use a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) to assist in their efforts. They say although current river conditions are not optimal, the ROV, a tethered submersible unit housing a camera and sonar, may aid in the search.
Adam McGill and Cathryn, were traveling on Highway 257 near the Pike County/Daviess County line on Sunday, when their pickup truck was swept away by floodwaters.
Conservation officers say hunters saw the truck and drove their boat to the area the vehicle was last seen.
Adam and Cathryn got out of the vehicle and were hanging onto nearby tree branches.
Crews were able to rescue Adam, but Cathryn could not hold on long enough to be pulled from the water.
Adam was released from the hospital on Monday after being treated for hypothermia.
Also on Monday, conservation officers located what they believe to be the McGill's pickup in the water about 75 yards away from the roadway.
Conservation officer Jet Quillen tells us they are holding on to hope of finding Cathryn alive, but says right now, it's not looking good.
In the wake of this search, many people are asking why road-blocking gates haven not been installed on the 257 crossing to prevent this from happening.
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