Search Resumes For Possible Drowning in Shelby Forest Park
(Shelby Forest) Search and rescue teams continue to look for a possible drowning victim in the Mississippi River.
Search and rescue crews were called out to Shelby Forest State Park around 3 p.m. Sunday after he was seen going under.
Bone Leang, 37, was fishing on a sandbar near a boat ramp off Locke Road.
Brent Perkins with the Shelby County Fire Department said, “Leang wanted to get a better cast and get his line out further.”
Perkins said Leang did not know how to swim when a strong current swept him under.
Shelby County deputies and firefighters along with U.S. Coast Guard, Millington and Memphis rescue crews spent five hours searching by boat and air.
They even put K-9 units on the boats hoping the dogs pick up a scent.
Crews called off the search Sunday night, but will continue again early Monday morning.
Deputies said as of now, they do not think alcohol played a role.
Rescue crews said a language barrier made it difficult for 911 operators to understand where the calls were coming from, so they were sent out to two different locations.