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Authorities confirm helmet belongs to missing snowmobiler


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Police say a helmet found floating in the Coralville Reservoir earlier this week belongs to a snowmobiler missing since January.

Martin Davis, 52, of Shueyville, went snowmobiling on January 3, 2010, told his family he'd be back in a few hours and hasn't been seen since. 

His family and police suspect his snowmobile went through the ice.

Johnson County Sheriff's Captain Joe Lalla says the helmet was found by a fisherman on Monday floating downstream between Bobber's and Sandy Beach.

Davis' family confirmed it belonged to Martin Davis.

Lalla says deputies searched the area, but didn't find anything.

He says because the water is only 38 degrees, it will have to warm up more before a body would decompose and float to the surface.

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