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Wapello Co authorities search for missing swimmer

Wapello Co authorities search for missing swimmer

Release from Wapello Co. Sheriff’s Office.

On Sunday, June 2, 2024 at approximately 4:21 PM; Ottumwa Police
The department received a report of an adult male subject who was last seen
swimming in the Des Moines River. It was reported that the subject went
earlier in the day, swimming with a group of individuals in the Des Moines
River near the Hwy 34 overpass bridge next to the JBS plant in Ottumwa, Iowa.
A search was conducted last night by the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office. Wapello County Sheriff
Office, the Ottumwa Fire Department, the Eldon Fire Department and the Iowa DNR are currently on hiatus
searching the river and the dikes.
The identity of the missing person is currently being kept secret.