On 6/22/22 at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a report that a Dubuque man was missing on the Mississippi River. It was reported Alan Hartig, 51, of Dubuque, was in Wisconsin waters, just off the shore of Finley's Landing. Alan was wading in shallow waters with his pontoon beached on the sand bar. Alan's pontoon dislodged and began drifting down river and he was last seen pursuing it in the shallow waters. The empty pontoon was recovered a short distance down river.
An immediate search was conducted by the Sherrill Fire Department, Sherrill EMS, Dubuque County Sheriff's Department, Dubuque County Conservation, Iowa DNR, Potosi Fire Department and Cassville Fire Department. Search efforts continued into the evening and were eventually suspended. The search continued Thursday and as of 3:00pm, Mr. Hartig had not been located.