Officials have recovered the body of a fisherman who went missing in southeast Iowa

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OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Officials have recovered the body of a fisherman who went missing in southeast Iowa.

A local boater found the body of 79-year-old Richard Lewis Mart, of Ottumwa, in the Des Moines River around 8:30 a.m. Monday. His body was found just north of the Blackhawk Road Access, northwest of Ottumwa.

Authorities had been searching for Mart since his boat was discovered wedged a riverbank on Saturday morning on what is known as Turkey Island.

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This story has been corrected to reflect that Mart’s body was discovered in an area northwest of Ottumwa.