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Iowa crews search for man presumed dead in Mississippi River

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Iowa authorities are still searching for a man who went swimming in the Mississippi River, but he's now presumed dead.

The man went missing north of Port Louisa on Friday night.

Authorities say the unidentified man was swimming with a small group of people around 6 p.m. when he ventured too far from shore and disappeared underwater.

He was not wearing a life jacket.

Iowa emergency crews from Wapello, Grandview and Muscatine searched for the man along with members of the New Boston, Illinois fire department.

Crews remained on scene until 10 p.m. Friday and resumed the search at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Boaters were advised to avoid the Port Louisa area while the search continues.

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