Search Continues for Man Who Disappeared in Des Moines River

The Wapello County Sheriff's Department and the Ottumwa Fire Department both resumed searching for Michael Chrisman at about 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Chrisman disappeared in the Des Moines River Monday night. Officials say the search will continue on Wednesday. (Matt Milner/The Courier)

The Wapello County Sheriff’s Department and the Ottumwa Fire Department both resumed searching for Michael Chrisman at about 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Chrisman disappeared in the Des Moines River Monday night. Officials say the search will continue on Wednesday. (Matt Milner/The Courier)

WAPELLO COUNTY, Iowa — Officials are continuing their search for a man who went into the Des Moines River in Wapello County Monday night and didn’t resurface.

The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says Michael Chrisman, 25, was with friends at the Cliffland Park River Access at about 7:40 p.m. when the incident happened. Chrisman and his friends had been jumping into the river from a rope tied to a tree.

The Ottumwa Courier reports that at least ten boats participated in the search on Tuesday. Firefighters will resume the search on Wednesday.

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