Man Found Dead In Des Moines River

A man was found dead in the Des Moines River this afternoon after he reportedly jumped from the Fort Dodge High Bridge. Union Pacific Railroad dispatchers witnessed the man jump before calling authorities. The Fort Dodge fire dept was dispatched and used a boat to locate the man;s body and retrieve it from the water as it was floating in the river about 2 miles from the Fort Dodge correctional facility. The Fort Dodge High Bridge is almost 190 feet over the river. The man hasn’t been identified and there was no further info released as of this time. We plan to have more on this story as new details emerge.

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