The watercraft was purchased ten years ago and has not been registered in several years. It may have washed up after being knocked loose by recent high water. The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to contact the previous owner to make sure make sure he or she is okay.
The watercraft was found were in the area near Twin Branch Marina at the foot of Highway C in St. Charles County. An initial search for missing persons was called off after more investigation into the age and registration of the craft.