Searchers look for Boater missing near Crystal City From staff reports ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH07/16/2009 UPDATED: 5:43 a.m. Friday Missouri Water Patrol searchers were out early this morning searching for a boater who was lost in a storm on Thursday evening. The patrol called off the search Thursday night for the boater who went missing in the Mississippi near Crystal City during a storm. Early reports said that the boat was struck by lightning. Two men were in the boat somewhere near the Harry Truman Memorial Park about 7 p.m. Thursday when the accident happened. It was hailing and there was frequent lightning when the accident happened. The men got ejected from the boat. One of the men swam to safety, but the second man is still missing.