Body and vehicle found submerged in Des Moines River

Published: Apr. 18, 2021 at 6:59 PM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines police were investigating the discovery of a body and submerged vehicle near a boat ramp.

Police and fire department rescuers were called a little before 1 p.m. Sunday to the Harriet Street boat ramp into the Des Moines River after someone saw a body in the water near a nearly submerged vehicle. People initially attempted a rescue but realized the person was dead.

A fire department water team recovered the body of a man. Police say it appears the body and vehicle had been in the water for “a considerable time.”

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