Columbia County crews searching for missing teen

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PORTAGE (AP) – Law enforcement and fire crews are searching for a 17-year-old from Beloit who went missing in Columbia County.

According to the county sheriff’s department, Thomas Biggs was last seen on at about 5 p.m. Friday at Blackhawk Park near Portage.

Searchers from the Portage Fire Department, Wisconsin Department Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Patrol and Columbia County Volunteer Dive Team are looking in the park and nearby Wisconsin River.

Biggs was last seen wearing gray shorts with an orange stripe and possibly a black shirt. He was not wearing shoes and did not have a cellphone with him.

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