River Searched in Fort Dodge for 2 Children

by Associated Press

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - A search is expected to resume Friday in Fort Dodge for two children that witnesses say went under the swiftly flowing water of the Des Moines River.

Boats and aircraft were deployed to help searchers, who also scoured the banks Thursday.

Authorities say witnesses called for help after spotting two children go underwater on the east bank. But authorities also say they’ve received no reports of missing children.

Fort Dodge Fire Chief Kent Hulett (HYOO’-leht) said Thursday night that “we want to account for these kids.” He said he hopes they got out safely.

Police Chief Tim Carmody says “a rescue operation is in place until we verify they’re not missing.”

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