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Fisherman Dies After Falling From Boat

  • 3/22/2016 5:44:00 PM
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CHARLES CITY – A fisherman died Tuesday evening after falling from his boat on the Cedar River in Charles City.

The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of relatives, had his small boat anchored just above a low-head dam on the Cedar River when he apparently fell out and went over the dam shortly after 7 p.m.

The man was pulled from the river downstream of the dam by the Charles City Fire and Rescue and was taken to Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City where he was pronounced dead. Also assisting at the scene were the Charles City Police Department and Floyd County Sheriff’s Department.

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