LADYSMITH, Wis. (WEAU) -- Investigators are calling on the public for help with information on two missing people, but to seek it out with their own safety in mind.
The Flambeau River, near the city of Ladysmith, on Thursday evening.
Ladysmith police are investigating the the disappearance of two people. They received a report of a canoe that capsized near the Clearwater Paper Company Dam in Ladysmith just before 3 p.m. Thursday. Several agencies, including the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Life Link Helicopter have searched the area since then, but had not found them as of Friday afternoon. Officers want people to stay away from rain-swollen streams and rivers, but to stay vigilant and let police know anything that could help the case.
Recent rainfall left the Flambeau River at a near-record level. The police department said that's making things tough and downright dangerous for rescue crews.