(Update 6:15 PM) With darkness falling on multi-agency search teams, the third day of searching has been suspended for Adam Nixon, a duck hunter who was reported missing Monday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Office officials, water units with the Conservation Department, the Highway Patrol, Vernon County Ambulance District the Four States Search and Rescue Unit as well as multiple land units with K-9 teams have all been part of the massive search. Sheriff Jason Mosher said his office has been contacted by rescue agencies, groups and individuals from around the state offering to help in the search. Helicopters and air units have made extensive searches of the surrounding area, and the areas not under water have been checked with K-9’s and search team’s multiple times but there is still no sign of Nixon. Officials said the search teams are now focusing on the areas of water where Nixon was believed to have been when his boat capsized, but flooding and rising water are making the search more difficult. The search is expected to resume with daylight on Thursday.
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(Update 12/30) According to the conservation department, the hunter search crews are looking for Adam Nixson from Pleasant Hill, MO.
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(Update 5:56 PM) The search for a missing hunter in Northern Vernon County has been suspended as nightfall sets in. According to Sheriff’s Office officials, the multi-agency search will continue at day break for a man who was reported missing Monday afternoon when he failed to return from a hunting trip in the Four-River Conservation area. More details will be released as they are made available.
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Vernon County Sheriff’s Officials confirmed Tuesday morning that a search is underway in Northern Vernon County for a person who was hunting and went missing. According to officials, the search is being conducted by multiple agencies. Sheriff Jason Mosher said the identity of the missing person is not being released at this time but that more information will be released as it becomes available.
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