Authorities: Fisherman drowned after falling from boat
GUTTENBERG (AP) — A man fishing on the Mississippi River fell from a boat in northeast Iowa and drowned, authorities said.
The Iowa Natural Resources Department said two men in a 14-foot-long boat were in a restricted area near a low-head dam at Guttenberg on Saturday afternoon when their boat began to take on water in a turbulent area below the lock.
Shaun Oppenheimer, 54, of Quasqueton, went overboard and drowned, the department said in a news release. His body was recovered.
Neither man was wearing a flotation device although two were on the boat, the department said.
The incident is being investigated.