Fisherman unaccounted for

OTTUMWA ? A missing person was reported Saturday morning near Ottumwa, and law enforcement is requesting information about the person?s whereabouts.

At 10:45 a.m., the Wapello County Sheriff?s Office received a 911 call reporting a fisherman was unaccounted for on the Des Moines River in Ottumwa. The 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. The search for the person will continue and the public is encouraged to report any information to the Wapello County Sheriff?s Office at 641-684-4350.