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Authorities search Des Moines River for 12-year-old Iowa boy

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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 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.

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