Sheriff’s deputies in search of Loves Park man after pontoon boat found unoccupied
Online Staff Report
At approximately 4:25 p.m., Sunday, May 20, Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the area of 2312 Illinois St., in regards to a found pontoon boat.
Upon arrival, deputies found an empty pontoon boat on the east cement boat ramp that leads from the Rock River. The pontoon was unoccupied.
The pontoon is owned by Terry J. McFaddin, 52, of Loves Park.
McFaddin had dropped off friends at the Verdi Club between 3 and 3:30 a.m., Sunday, May 20. He was last seen northbound on the river in the pontoon alone, headed toward his home.
A search of the Rock River was conducted by the Rockford Fire Department, and McFaddin was not located.
An additional search of the river is being conducted by Sheriff’s Department boats and personnel Monday, May 21, as well as an Illinois Department of Conservation boat.
McFaddin is described as a white male, 5-foot-8, 210 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. He was wearing blue shorts and a plaid shirt.
Anyone with information about McFaddin is asked to call the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department at (815) 319-6300.
Posted May 21, 2012
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