Search underway for missing fisherman

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WEST ALTON, MO (KPLR)-Authorities are looking for a missing fisherman in the West Alton area. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports a fisherman went missing last night around 6:40pm near the boat ramp on Saale Road.

Searchers found the boat about three miles from the ramp but no one was in it.  The boat appears to have been involved in some sort of crash. The fisherman's car also was found.

A search will resume Sunday morning along and near the Mississippi River.