Crews continue searching river for Decorah man

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Crews are continuing to search for the body of a man believed to have drowned at a dam on the Upper Iowa River east of Decorah.

KWWL-TV reports ( ) authorities identified the man as 29-year-old Eric Langland, of Decorah.

Winneshiek County Sheriff’s officials say Langland was last seen struggling in the water Saturday night. A friend then saw him pulled under by the water coming over the dam.

Decorah Fire Chief Mike Ashbacher says he considers the area unsafe, calling the current that comes off the dam unpredictable.

Crews continued to search for Langland on Monday.


Information from: KWWL-TV,

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