Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Little Sioux River Drowning

(Storm Lake) -- Buena Vista County authorities responded to a river rescue on Saturday afternoon following a report of a man who had gone over the dam on the Little Sioux River at Linn Grove.  Witnesses reported seeing the victim go over the dam and had disappeared underneath the water about 25 yards down river from the dam.  During a search of the river, the victim, identified as 61 year old Robert Wiese of Greenville was recovered nearly a half mile down river.  Wiese was pronounced dead at the scene by the Buena Vista County Medical examiner.  Wiese had been attempting to launch a small motor boat into the Little Sioux River.  During the unloading process Wiese was outside of the boat removing it from the trailer, when the boat was caught in the river's current which took the boat and Wiese into the river.  The river's current swept Wiese and the boat over the dam.

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