The Grand Tower Pipeline Bridge connects a natural gas pipeline across the Mississippi River between Wittenberg, Missouri and Grand Tower.
The Grand Tower Energy Center is a 478 megawatt combined cycle gas fired facility which produces power for the region.
Deputies were called to the beach area of Devil's Backbone Park in Grand Tower, Illinois around p.m. Investigators said Totten and Johnson, who are cousins, were swimming in the Mississippi River when they apparently got caught up in the current and pulled under water. Multiple rescue boats from the sheriff's department and Illinois Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene to search the river.
A search plane from the Illinois State Police was also used to search the area and the United States Coast Guard also helped in the search.
GRAND TOWER — Rescuers are still searching the Mississippi River for a teen and a man who were reportedly caught up in a current and pulled underwater Sunday afternoon. Trotten, 50, and Paul Johnson, 13, both of Du Quoin, who reportedly were swimming in the Mississippi River near Grand Tower around p.m.Hydrography The Big Muddy drains a 2344sqmi watershed.In 1995, water quality was assessed as "fair" to "good".The body of one of two people who went missing in the Mississippi River near the Grand Tower boat dock has been recovered.A pilot with Southern Skyz Aviation was helping in the search for David Totten, 50, and Paul Johnson, 13, when he spotted something in the river around p.m. According to a spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, crews searched along the river banks from Grand Tower to Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, but did not find Johnson.The Big Muddy River is a 156mi river in southern Illinois.