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DNR officers help overturned personal watercraft on Lake Manawa

  • 6/16/2020 1:28:00 PM
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The DNR and Council Bluffs Fire Department were notified of a personal watercraft that had overturned on Lake Manawa, Sunday, June 14. 

Multiple individuals, including a six-year-old boy, had tipped over a personal watercraft and were unable to get it turned upright and get back on board.  

All of the individuals were wearing life jackets at the time of the incident, but the strong winds and boat wakes created large waves and made it difficult for the child to stay above water. 

A DNR Conservation Officer, two DNR Water Patrol Officers and a DNR Park Ranger were able to rescue two individuals including the six-year-old boy.  The boy was assessed by first responders and released at the scene. He gave the DNR Conservation Officer a big hug and told him that police officers were his favorite.