Man Died After Kayak Capsized, Des Moines Authorities Say

Authorities say the body of a man was recovered from the Des Moines River after his kayak capsized.

Rescue crews were sent to the Sycamore Access boat ramp in Des Moines around 5:30 p.m. Sunday after a 911 call. A man who also had been kayaking told authorities that he’d sought help after turning around and seeing that his companion’s kayak had capsized. The body was recovered around 6:30 p.m.

It’s not yet clear whether the 71-year-old man who died had any medical issues. His name hasn’t been released yet.

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