A central Iowa teen drowned after jumping off a railroad bridge. Authorities received the call at 6:45 last night of a swimmer going underwater while swimming with companions in the Iowa River near Albion.

Eighteen-year-old Joseph Gutierrez of Marshalltown was identified as the victim. Gutierrez, his brother and a friend, had been jumping off the railroad trestle into the Iowa River. Gutierrez was not an experienced swimmer and was overtaken by the strong current. His body was recovered at 9 P.M. in several feet of water by the Marshalltown Fire Department with their boat and search equipment.

The incident is considered an accidental drowning.

By Lance Renaud, KFJB, Marshalltown