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October 8, 2012

Man drowns in eastern Iowa river Sunday

MAQUOKETA — Authorities say a man drowned in an eastern Iowa river Sunday after his small boat capsized.

KCRG reports the man drowned in the Wapsipinicon River about five miles south of the town of Wyoming.

The Jones County Sheriff’s office says 60-year-old Douglas Berkhoff and 52-year-old Wylie Tredway were fishing together before the accident. Neither man was wearing a life jacket.

Officials say emergency responders pulled Tredway from the water shortly after they arrived but could not revive him. He died at the scene.

Berkhoff was taken to a hospital in Maquoketa for treatment of injuries that aren’t expected to be life threatening.

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