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Iowa Man Drowns While Launching Boat on River
LINN GROVE, Iowa (AP) - A 61-year-old Iowa man has drowned on a river in the northwest corner of the state.
KTIV reports that Robert Wiese of Greenville died Saturday afternoon.
The Buena Vista County Sheriff's department says the incident was reported around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Witnesses told authorities that Wiese went into the river while working with a boat and never resurfaced.
Rescuers found Wiese's body about a half mile downstream about two hours later.
Authorities say Wiese and his small boat were swept away by the current as he was trying to unload the boat.