- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 24, 2018

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a body recovered from the Upper Iowa River in northeast Iowa was that of a Florida woman.

The Iowa Natural Resources Department says kayakers found the body Sunday near the shoreline, northwest of Decorah. Attempts to resuscitate her failed.

The department identified her as 65-year-old Susan Fechhelm, who lived in St. Petersburg, Florida. She’d been wearing a life jacket while alone in a kayak, but the life jacket had partially come off. The department says no one saw her kayak capsize.

An autopsy is scheduled.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide