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Body of Drowned Man Found Early Wednesday Morning

Posted: Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 6:29 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Brad Gaspelin & Dr. Bob Leonard

The body of Derek Long has been found near Dutchman’s Landing. The Pella Police Department received a call from a woman who lives on the lake at about 6:20 Wednesday morning. She was walking her dog near Lake Red Rock when she saw the body. Area Emergency crews have been working to locate the body of Derek Long, who drowned in Lake Red Rock, since Sunday and were joined by a regional dive team on Tuesday. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Pella Ambulance responded to the scene and recovered the body.

 

Marion County Sheriff’s Office
PRESS RELEASE

Sheriff
Ron A. Goemaat
Marion County Law Enforcement Center
211 North Godfrey Lane
Office (641) 828-2220
Chief Deputy
Knoxville, Iowa 50138
Fax (641) 828-7137
Troy Fisher
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On 7/25/2012 at 6:24 am, a resident of Dutchman’s Landing south called the Marion County
Sheriff’s Office to report that she was walking her dog along lake Red Rock and found the
missing boater. Deputies and Pella rescue responded and temporarily identified the body as that
of Derek Long, the missing boater from Sunday afternoon. A short time later it was confirmed
that it was, in fact, Mr. Long.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the volunteers and all of the
businesses in Pella and Knoxville for supplying food and drink for all of the search teams. Also,
a special thank you to the following agencies for all of their assistance:

IOWA DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
US ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS
PELLA FIRE DEPARTMENT
KNOXVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
PLEASANTVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
PELLA AMBULANCE
MARION COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
MERCY 2 HELICOPTER
IOWA STATE PATROL
MIDWEST REGIONAL DIVE TEAM