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Body of lost fisherman found

OTTUMWA ? A fisherman who was reported missing Saturday near Ottumwa was found dead Monday.


The Wapello County Sheriff?s Office reported that a local boater discovered the body of Richard Lewis Mart, 79, of Ottumwa, at about 8:30 a.m. in the Des Moines River. He was found just north of the Blackhawk Road Access northwest of Ottumwa.


Mart was reported missing at 10:45 a.m. Saturday when a fisherman?s boat was found unoccupied and wedged into the riverbank on what is referred to as Turkey Island northwest of Ottumwa. The Ottumwa Fire Department responded with watercraft along with the Wapello County Sheriff?s Office watercraft. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources also responded with three additional watercraft equipped with sonar.