Officials have recovered the body of a fisherman who went missing in southeast Iowa
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.
This story has been corrected to reflect that Mart’s body was discovered in an area northwest of Ottumwa.