Divers are looking for the body of a man believed drowned in an eastern Iowa boating accident. A Mississippi River fishing trip turned tragic on Tuesday when a boat’s anchor rope broke upriver from Lock and Dam 14 near LeClaire. People in the boat were unable to start its engine and it drifted into the dam and capsized. The boat and its five occupants were swept under the dam’s rollers.
Four people were rescued from the river. But one man, 44-year-old Charles W. Slocum of Colona, Illinois, is missing and presumed drowned. This is the second boating accident in recent weeks on this part of the river. A Princeton, Iowa, man died April 12th when his canoe tipped over.
(Reporting by Phil Roberts, Davenport)