Fisherman Rescued at Lake Manawa

A man is safe Tuesday morning after three boaters pulled him to safety at Lake Manawa.

Emergency crews were called to the lake just before 10 a.m., but never had to enter the water. They reported that a man was in his boat, when he lost his fishing rod. He jumped in after it, but was overcome by the water. Three nearby boaters helped get the man to safety.

Assistant Fire Chief Justin James told Channel 6 News it is unclear whether the man was wearing a life jacket. "If he did, that would at least help him keep afloat long enough, and help assist keeping his head out of the water and his respiratory at least protected," said James.

James wants to remind all boaters that they are required, by law, to wear a life jacket in Iowa.

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