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UPDATE: Efforts to find missing girl on Rock River transition to recovery

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Janesville authorities confirmed their efforts to find a young girl missing on the Rock River have turned from a search into a recovery.

Deputy Police Chief Terry Sheridan confirmed the change in mission to 27 News.

Sheridan referenced the time that has passed since the girl went missing Thursday evening as reasoning for the shift.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- Search and rescue efforts have resumed on the Rock River Friday morning.

Crews are looking for a young girl who was swept away near Angler's Park Thursday evening.

Her family said the girl was playing with a little boy by the river before the accident.

Deputy Police Chief Terry Sheridan tells 27 News that a woman fishing nearby pulled the boy out but couldn't reach the girl. Police say the boy is OK.

Crews were hindered in the search because it was so dark and didn't have the right lights or equipment to safely search the river. The current is really strong in that area so it's making unsafe for divers to go into the water. Crews are working to stem the flow of the river to slow the current.

The girl remains missing.

We will have the very latest on 27 News at 11.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- The water search and rescue of a young girl in Janesville was put on pause overnight.

The family of the girl remains near the Rock River Friday morning, waiting for the search to resume.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office told 27 News the search would resume at 8 a.m. Friday.


JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Janesville Police tell 27 News they are looking for a girl who was last seen in the Rock River.

Police say around 7:20 p.m., 911 dispatchers got a call for a water rescue.

Officers say a boy and a girl were in the river. A bystander was able to help the boy get out of the water. Police say the boy is okay. The girl remains missing.

The search is focused near the Monterey Dam in Janesville.

We will update this story as new details come in and bring you any developments on Wake Up Wisconsin.

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