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Man missing after boat capsizes in Licking River in Morgan County

Volunteers continued searching Monday for a boater missing since Sunday evening when his small boat capsized in the Licking River in Morgan County.

The man and a teenager apparently had worked to repair the boat Sunday, and the man decided to take it out on the river to check it before leaving, said Irene Jenkins, emergency manager for Morgan County.

As the teen waited on shore, the man went out, but the boat got into swifter water and capsized, Jenkins said.

The teen didn’t see the man after that.

Crews searched Sunday and Monday . The search was continuing late Monday afternoon.

Jenkins said teams from Morgan, Wolfe and Rowan counties were involved in the search.

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