Two northeast Iowa boaters are very fortunate to have survived a wild ride down Charles City’s Main Street Dam over the weekend. The Iowa DNR says a pontoon boat being operated by 25-year-old Ryan Fisher lost power and floated over the dam at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday.
Fisher and an unidentified passenger were rescued uninjured from a bridge pillar downstream by the Charles City Fire Department. Neither was wearing a life jacket. The incident is still under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
By Chris Berg, KCHA, Charles City