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Search for missing boater continues

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JOHNSTON (KWWL) -

Authorities are still searching for the body of an 18-year-old who likely drowned after his boat capsized on the Des Moines River in Polk County. 

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the search for Richard Martin will continue into next week at least. 

Authorities say Martin apparently was not wearing a life jacket when the accident occurred around 2 p.m. Saturday near the Sycamore Park access in Johnston.  One of Martin's shoes has been found, and the shirt he was wearing has been recovered from the river bottom near where he was last seen. 

The swift river current is preventing the deployment of divers for the recovery effort.

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