(04/07/2005)
8 AM - The search for Junior Rose, 71, will continue today, according to Calhoun Sheriff Carl Ballengee.

Rose, a resident of nearby Straight Creek, disappeared Monday after he put his fishing boat in the swollen Little Kanawha River at Munday Beach.

Ballengee said two Grantsville VFD divers, Dave Johnson and Charlie McCroskey, were in the river yesterday, after cadaver sniffing dogs discovered "hot spots."

"The water is still running swift and it's muddy, and they were unable to make much progress," said Ballengee.

Full-scale efforts to locate Rose in the river or along its banks were conducted Tuesday and Wednesday, with assistance by the Arnoldsburg and Wirt County VFDs.

Family members found his empty boat down-stream along Owens Road after Rose failed to come home. Rose was known as an avid fisherman.

Rose's family have been maintaining a vigil along the riverbank.

SEE earlier HH stories.


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