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Search Underway for a Man Missing on the Missouri River Near Hamburg

HAMBURG – A search is underway in the Missouri River near Hamburg for man who is missing after being swept under a barge Sunday afternoon.

The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification to family members, was a passenger in a boat that stalled shortly after launching from a Hamburg boat ramp at approximately 2 p.m. The boat drifted a short distance downstream where it was swept under a barge that was moored to the bank. The missing man and boat had not been located by late Sunday afternoon.

The operator of the boat was able to swim under the barge and was rescued downstream by people on shore. The identity of the boat operator is also not being released at this time.

Neither of the men were wearing life jackets.

The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.