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COPY-UPDATE: River search to resume Wednesday morning

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- The search for a five-year-old Lone Rock girl who fell into the Wisconsin River has been called off for the night.

Richland County authorities say they will resume their search Wednesday morning.

Angela Girton fell into the river Monday evening after wandering to the banks with some other children.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Authorities in Richland County say the search continues for a missing five-year-old girl who wandered, with other children, to the banks of the Wisconsin River and went into the water.

Family members tell 27 News the girl's name is Angela Girton of Lone Rock.

Richland County Emergency Management Director Darin Gudgeon says more than a half dozen rescue boats are taking shifts covering portions of the river in their search.  He says an aerial search is also taking place.  Authorities say the Sauk County Dive Team is also on the river checking for any sign of the little girl. 

Gudgeon says after the girl went into the river's water in Gotham, the other children went for help and reached an off duty sheriff's deputy who was fishing nearby.  Angela's grandfather, Harry Christianson, of Dodgeville, states the child was at a babysitter's home.  He says Angela and her eight-year-old sister went to play at a nearby park and then to the water's edge.

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UPDATE (WKOW) --- Richland County officials say they are searching for a 4-year-old girl who fell into the Wisconsin river near a boat landing in Gotham Monday night.

Officials were dispatched to the water around 6:30 p.m., but had to stop searching due to visibility and the weather.

Crews are out now searching by boat, plane, and a drone.

Lone Rock Fire and EMS is currently being assisted by Spring Green Fire, Blue River Fire, Cazenovia Fire, the Richland County Sheriff's Department and Richland County Emergency Management.


Officials ask the public not to help in the search as there are lots of resources on the water.

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 RICHLAND COUNTY (WKOW) --- The Richland County Sheriff's Department says they received a call Monday night at 6:30 p.m. for a child who was in the Wisconsin River.

Emergency crews began a search at the Gotham Boat Landing.

Crews called off the search at 8:30 p.m., but will continue again Tuesday.

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