Missing fisherman in Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS--They're still searching for a missing fisherman who fell into the Wichita River Monday afternoon.  40 year old Johnny Eanes of Wichita Falls was fishing on the banks of the river with a friend near the River Road bridge.

The Wichita County Sheriff's department says the friend called 911 and told police Eanes had fallen into the river near the Wichita Falls water treatment plant. County sheriff's deputies, game wardens, and Wichita Falls fire and police officers set up a lookout post on the River Road bridge.  Wardens went out in boats Tuesday morning but had to stop when lightning and thunder started.

You can count on 7NEWS to follow this story and bring you any sort of updates.   Officials say if you have seen anything in or around the Wichita river, call the sheriff's department.