Law enforcement, firefighters searching for man lost in river
Sunday, July 21, 2013 3:54 AM
Local law enforcement officials were continuing their search Sunday morning for a 29-year-old man lost in the Upper Iowa River Saturday night.
Upper Dam on the Upper Iowa River east of Decorah. (Photo by Sarah Strandberg)
The Decorah Law Enforcement Center received a 911 call at about 7:20 p.m. Saturday reporting a man was in distress in the river near Upper Dam, east of Decorah. The Iowa State Patrol, Winneshiek County Sheriff's Department and the Decorah Police Department responded, assisted by the Decorah Fire Department, Winneshiek Medical Center ambulance and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
The search had to be stopped Saturday night due to darkness, but resumed early Sunday morning. Both the north and south acccess to the dam arre closed until further notice.