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Body recovered from river believed to be that of missing man

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Authorities report recovering the body of a man believed to have drowned while swimming in the Mississippi River in southeast Iowa.

The Des Moines County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Sunday night that the body was found in the main channel about a mile and a half northeast of Hawkeye Dolbee Access in rural Des Moines County.

The man went missing north of Port Louisa on Friday evening. Authorities say the man was swimming with a small group of people around 6 p.m. when he ventured too far from shore and disappeared underwater.

His name hasn't been released, pending notification of relatives.

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