LEHIGH, Iowa — Officials have located the body of a volunteer firefighter last seen in the Des Moines River in Lehigh Sunday morning.
The body of 23-year-old Colin Murphy was found Tuesday morning in the river. Webster County Sheriff Stubbs says they found the body in an area searchers had believed it would be at 9:58 a.m.
A fisherman heard Murphy calling for help around 6 a.m. Sunday and witnesses say he was struggling to keep his head above water near the Riverside Tavern.
Murphy was currently serving as a volunteer firefighter with Dayton since 2010. He also served as a reserve Dayton officer for Dayton police from 2014-15.
Sheriff Stubbs said Murphy’s family wanted to give special recognition to all of the volunteers and agencies who helped in the search.