Authorities searching Cedar River for missing boater

July 8, 2019

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities continue searching for a missing boater in eastern Iowa.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office called off the search Sunday evening in and along the Cedar River in Palisades-Kepler State Park. The search resumed Monday.

The missing man is believed to be 59-year-old Ricky Lee Veenstra of Cedar Rapids.

Veenstra either jumped or fell from the boat Sunday morning.

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