Drowning Victim's Body Recovered From Cedar River

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

WATERLOO, Iowa -- The body of the Waterloo man who went missing on the Cedar River Sunday evening has been recovered.

According to a Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office news release, Sheriff Tony Thompson, Chief Deputy Rick Abben and Black Hawk County Conservation officer Mike Hendrickson found 19-year-old Andre Tims Wednesday morning, roughly three miles downstream from where he was last seen.

Authorities said Tims had been tubing on the river with some friends when the tub was forced into a "large debris area" but the river's current. Tims went under when his tube flipped. He came up several times, but then was not seen again, police said.

Tims could not swim, authorities said Wednesday.

A search involving the sheriff's office, Black Hawk County Conservation, the Cedar Falls police and fire departments, the Waterloo Fire Department, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Sartori Paramedics had been ongoing since Sunday evening.
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