No One Found in SUV Spotted Floating Down Des Moines River


Rescue crews check SUV found floating down Des Moines River in Johnston, Jan. 17, 2019. (WHO-HD)

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POLK COUNTY, Iowa — Officials in the metro are investigating after an SUV was found floating down the Des Moines River.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says a passerby noticed the partially submerged SUV in the river in the 3800 block of Northwest 66th Avenue in Johnston around 10:30 Thursday morning.

Fire crews from Ankeny, Johnston, and Saylor Township responded and used a boat and jet ski to reach the SUV. They didn’t find anyone inside the vehicle.

The incident remains under investigation.


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