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Crews searching for local couple whose plane believed missing in West Virginia

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WSIL -- Crews are searching for a Southern Illinois couple after their plane is believed to have gone down in West Virginia.

News 3 has learned the Carterville Area Rotary Club received word that Bill and Pat Searcy's private plane went missing in West Virginia Tuesday.

They've asked members for prayers.

In an email, the rotary said the plane was equipped with a parachute, and as of now emergency responders consider their search a rescue.

Stay with News 3 for updates as they develop.

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