Crews continue searching on Chippewa River for missing teen


Crews were on the Chippewa River Thursday searching for a missing teen.

They are looking for 17-year-old Williamefipanio Hessel.

The Eau Claire teen has not been seen since he jumped into the river around 7:30 Tuesday night. Hessel and three other boys were jumping off the cliffs at Mount Simon Park when he started swimming further into the river and called for help.

Law enforcement says they are focusing further to the south, down-river from where Hessel was last seen. 

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