Wapello Co Authorities Search for Missing Swimmer

Release from Wapello Co Sheriff’s Office.

On Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 at approximately 4:21 p.m.; The Ottumwa Police
Department received a report of an adult male subject who was last seen
swimming in the Des Moines River. It was reported that the subject went
swimming earlier in the day with a group of individuals in the Des Moines
River near the Hwy 34 overpass bridge next to the JBS plant in Ottumwa, Iowa.
A search was conducted last night by the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office. The Wapello County Sheriff’s
Office, the Ottumwa Fire Department, the Eldon Fire Department, and the Iowa DNR are currently still
searching the river and embankments.
The identity of the missing individual is currently being withheld.