- Associated Press - Sunday, May 10, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa authorities are searching the Des Moines River for a 12-year-old boy who disappeared while swimming Saturday evening.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/1GXo5K0 ) emergency responders were called shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday after Abou Sheriff failed to resurface.

Sheriff had been swimming with three other kids - ages 9, 11 and 12 - on the north side of the Des Moines River. He jumped in but didn’t resurface.

Dan Burke with the Des Moines Fire Department says rescuers were having a hard time finding the boy because the water in the area is nearly 15-feet-deep.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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