UPDATE: Des Moines Dive Team Finds Boy’s Body in Quarry


The Des Moines dive team is searching a pond at 4200 Martin Luther King Parkway.

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines dive team has located the body of a boy in a water-filled quarry on Saturday. Police say according to friends on the scene, it was a young, teenage boy.

Rescue crews were called out to a quarry at the Tai Village, a cultural center at 4200 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway around 3:30 p.m. on reports of several kids swimming in the water and one went under and did not come back up.

The Des Moines fire and police departments deployed their dive team to assist in the search and found a body after about an hour in the water. Sgt. Paul Parizek says the old quarry has some deep parts to it, upwards of 40 feet. The Polk County Sheriff’s department also aided in the search with their drone.

Police say they have been called out to this quarry before on reports of kids swimming without supervision. There is a “No Trespassing” sign posted by the quarry that says “No trespassing, private property, no fishing, no swimming, and no boating.”

Police have not yet identified the boy.


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