Emergency crews searching for 11 year old who drowned at Palisades-Kepler State Park

cigaretteman

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Emergency responders remain on the scene searching the Cedar River after being called in mid afternoon Wednesday to the Palisades States Park for the report of a person struggling in the river.


According to a media release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office they received a call for assistance at roughly 3:36 p.m. The callers stated that a person, who authorities have not identified, had entered into the water at the Palisades State Park and began to struggle.


Multiple agencies, including the Iowa State Patrol and Linn County Rescue, remain at the scene searching the river as of Wednesday night, according to the release. More info will be released as it is made available.

 
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cigaretteman

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Emergency responders are searching the Cedar River near Palisades Kepler State Park for an 11-year-old, identified Thursday by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office as Zyah Thomas.


Crews were called to the state park Wednesday afternoon when Thomas reportedly went into the water and began to struggle, according to a new release.


In a tweet Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office identified Thomas and called the incident a drowning.
 

lonestar50

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Tragic. Seems like every year someone drowns in the Cedar. When will people realize it is not a safe swimming river? I had a cousin down in it 20 years ago
 
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