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Crews Searching for Missing Reservoir Swimmer

MADISON, Miss.- Reservoir police are currently searching for a boater who went swimming at the Ross Barnett Reservoir, but did not resurface.

Divers are searching for 53-year-old John Gregory Kassel, of Madison, who was last seen around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Madison side of the reservoir.

The three people that were with Kassel, called the police after he did not come back up from the water.

Crews searched for the man until about 1 a.m. and then suspended the search until 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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