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Officials ID man who drowned in Cedar River in Eastern Iowa

MGN Online

The Linn County Sheriff's Office has identified a man who drowned in the Cedar River in Eastern Iowa.

The office says in a news release that several law enforcement and rescue departments were called to the river near Mount Vernon on Friday afternoon for a report of a man falling into the river.

First responders found 68-year-old Jeffery Fordyce, of Dike, unresponsive, and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. Fordyce was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate what led to the drowning.

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