116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CEDAR RAPIDS — A man died Friday evening in the Cedar River, where he had been swimming.
Cedar Rapids firefighters were called to the river shortly before 5:30 p.m. near First Street and O Avenue NW.
Witnesses told firefighters a man had entered the water to swim and had begun to struggle, “then went under the water and did not resurface,” according to a news release.
Firefighters launched three boats and, after 30 minutes of searching, found the man’s body in approximately 10 feet of water, 15 feet from the shore, the news release stated.
The man, who firefighters said was in his 40s, was not identified.