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Authorities identify Sunday morning drowning victim in Linn County

Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 3:50 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Law enforcement officials have released the name of a drowning victim in Linn County on Sunday.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said that Jake Beirnes, 19, of Cedar Rapids, died when he attempted to swim a short distance while fishing. Beirnes went under the water’s surface and did not come back up at around 9:37 a.m. Search crews found his body less than two hours later.

The incident took place at 6580 Old River Road near Martin Marietta Quarry.

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