Search Suspended for Two Missing Children in Des Moines River

Two chuodren were seen going into the Kenyon Road Bridge (Randy Schumacher/WHO-HD)

Two children were seen going into the river near the Kenyon Road Bridge (Randy Schumacher/WHO-HD)

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.

 

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