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(KTVI)–  Two people are confirmed dead after two boats collided on Rend Lake, that is just south of Mount Vernon, Illinois.

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers says 2 boats collided towards the center of the lake.

Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says two boaters were airlifted to hospitals in St. Louis, one victim, a woman sustained major injuries.

Emergency crews are searching for a missing man from that boat.

Jones says three people were on the other boat. Two people had non-life threatening injuries.