Area authorities continue their search for 55-year-old Wilfred G. Nobles of Mt. Vernon, Ind. Nobles was kayaking on the Little Wabash River in rural White County near Maunie Saturday, Sept. 29 when he capsized, most likely due to striking a log jam.
Due to strong currents and high water levels, efforts to recover Nobles through divers has been too difficult and dangerous and will most likely be suspended until later in the week when conditions improve. Surface patrols continue. A sonar device did detect an image, which could be that of Nobles. The White County Sheriff's Department and Illinois State Police are handling the case.