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Search will continue today for missing Fargo woman in Red River

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Local law enforcement and rescue divers searched the Red River in south Fargo on Saturday for a 58-year-old Fargo woman believed drowned.

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The woman was reported missing by her husband at about 11:34 a.m. Saturday. He then went looking around the city for her, and found her vehicle, a blue 2006 Toyota RAV4, near the river, said Fargo Police Sgt. Jason Nelson.

It was parked in the Living Lab, a restoration project along the river near 58th Avenue South and University Drive in Fargo.

A bloodhound tracked her scent to the river, Nelson said. "There are also footprints into the water," he said.

Valley Water Rescue divers searched the water for about 3½ hours Saturday afternoon. Divers came out of the water around 6:30 p.m. Valley Water Rescue and Fargo Fire Department boats remained in the water using sonar equipment.

Relatives and friends sat at a picnic table outside the search area, cordoned off with yellow police tape.

The woman had not been found as of 9 p.m. Saturday, when the search was called off for the night, according to Fargo Police Sgt. Chris Helmick.

No foul play is suspected, Nelson said. He said the woman has a history of depression. Calls to the dispatch center described the woman as suicidal; she had not been seen since Friday.

Helmick said the search would continue this morning.

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