FORT DODGE, Iowa – The search for two children thought to be missing in the Des Moines River has been suspended for the night.
A water rescue operation was launched shortly after 7 p.m. when a witness reported seeing a child go into the water near the Kenyon Road Bridge in Fort Dodge. A second child was seen following after.
The Fort Dodge Fire Department and the DNR both launched rescue boats on the river. A plane was also used in the search.
With the water levels dangerously high and the dark drawing in, the search was suspended at about 9:30 p.m.
At this time, no one has been confirmed as missing.
The search will resume Friday morning at 7:30 a.m.
Authorities are reminding people to stay clear of the dangerously high flood waters.