Lost canoe prompts river search on the Maumee

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A lost canoe prompted a search along the Maumee River Sunday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the Hosey Dam near North Anthony Boulevard around 8:30 a.m. after a canoe was found sticking out of a logjam with no one around.

The search included the dam and river in the immediate area. Another team was expected to search around Kreager Park.

Emergency dispatchers said Sunday afternoon that all searches were halted after it was discovered that someone lost their canoe and no one was in the river.

No other information was immediately available.


FWFD firefighters in a boat search the Maumee River for a possible person after an empty canoe was found near the Hosey Dam on July 16, 2017.