Authorities in eastern Iowa have identified the man who drowned in the Mississippi River this weekend. The Scott County Sheriff’s office says 30-year-old Christopher Simms of Princeton died Saturday when the canoe he was in with three friends tipped over in the Mississippi River, upriver from Davenport near Princeton.
The other people were all able to swim to shore. A volunteer underwater diving team went into the water shortly before 5 P.M. and recovered Simms’ body about 16 minutes later some 50 yards from shore. He was not wearing a life jacket. The Iowa DNR is investigating.