Ottumwa Man’s Body Found in Des Moines River

Wapello County emergency crews search for the body of Michael Chrisman in the Des Moines River on Tues. June 24th. (Matt Milner/The Courier)

Wapello County emergency crews search for the body of Michael Chrisman in the Des Moines River on Tues. June 24th. (Matt Milner/The Courier)

WAPELLO COUNTY, Iowa — The body of an Ottumwa man who disappeared into the waters of the Des Moines River Monday night has been recovered.

Michael Chrisman’s body was found Thursday morning around 9:30 a.m.

The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says Chrisman was with friends Monday night at the Cliffland Park River Access when he went under the water’s surface and wasn’t seen again.

Chrisman and his friends had been jumping into the river from a rope tied to a tree.



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