Emergency Crews Pull Dead Body From Des Moines River

DES MOINES, Iowa -- An investigation is underway after a body was pulled from the Des Moines River.

Polk County Deputies were called to the area around 8:20 a.m. Saturday near the Vandalia boat ramp after witnesses saw a body floating in the water.

Investigators say the body was recovered by emergency workers at the Yellow Banks boat ramp and appears to be a middle-aged white male.

Polk County Detectives and the Polk County Medical Examiner are investigating this incident.

Follow WHO-TV as the investigation continues.

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