Search Resumes for Missing Boater at Lake Panorama


Search of Lake Panorama for missing boater. (WHO-HD)

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LAKE PANORAMA, Iowa — Search and rescue crews are back out on the water Friday morning, looking for a missing person at Lake Panorama.

Crews say a man was boating with several people when he fell out of a boat Thursday and they haven’t been able to find him.

A 911 call came in around 6:16 p.m. from boaters at the lake who said a person fell into the water.

Guthrie County Sheriff Marty Arganbright says the man was one of several people on the boat in the main channel of the lake. The people had been boating and tubing, with some jumping in the water and swimming. Some of the people on the boat noticed the man fall and jumped in to try to save him.

Panora EMS, Fire, and police personnel assisted in the call as well as Lake Panorama Security, the Iowa State Patrol, DNR, and Guthrie County Sheriff’s Department.

Dive teams were sent out to look for the individual, but the search ended at 1:00 a.m. Friday due to recovery efforts being unsuccessful.

As of 10:00 a.m. Friday the person had still not been located. The name of the man has not been released.


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