River Search Ends and Water Levels Receding, But Officials Say Dangers Remain
Local law enforcement officials say they have suspended their search for two people who were reported missing in the Des Moines River. After searching for about two and a half hours Thursday night, crews were back at the Des Moines River this morning after eyewitnesses said two young people fell into the river. Shortly before 11:00am Friday, Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody says the search effort is now suspended following a complete search of an area between the Kenyon Road Bridge and Coalville. Carmody added that no calls have been received regarding missing children or adults, and unless new information is received, the searches are complete. The national weather service has informed local officials that water levels in the river are receding, but Carmody says conditions are still dangerous
A river flood warning does remain in effect until further notice.