UPDATE: Body of Logan Blake found in waters of Cedar Lake
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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -
After more than 12 hours of searching for 17-year old Logan Blake, rescue crews found his body in the waters of Cedar Lake shortly before 4, Tuesday evening.
"The body has been found and is recovered," said Jim Coyle, Cedar Rapids Fire Chaplin and family friend. "If any of you have ever been in rushing water, it takes you swiftly and without any control an that's exactly what happened."
Logan's family was hopeful, and all emergency responders searched high and low, near and far wanting to bring the family their son.
"This is even hard for me to even deal with now," said retired Cedar Rapids police officer Rick Gayle. "And officers deal with these things, they're broken."
Logan's family tells us Logan was a strong teenager, devoted to his family.
"Very devoted to his mom, very devoted to his brother, very devoted to his family," said Coyle. "Great friends with his peers. I don't think there's a single person that knew Logan that wouldn't absolutely fall in love with him and all that he provides."
Counselors will be available at Washington High, where Logan attended. They will be at the school Wednesday morning to support the school community.
The family thanks all the volunteers who helped in searching for their missing son.
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