Update: Body Recovered from the Des Moines River

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The body of an adult male was recovered from the Des Moines River, confirmed Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek.

At 12:45 p.m. Saturday, witnesses saw a man wading in the water underneath the Grand Avenue Bridge in Des Moines.

Witnesses say the man was about 30 feet off the bank when he disappeared underneath the surface of the water. The witnesses then notified the police.

Police arrived and used boats to search for the man. During the initial search, police did not find the man. They then switched to a water recovery rather than a water rescue, in an attempt to find a body.

An autopsy will be conducted.

Grand Avenue Bridge has since reopened.

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