Searchers find body of man reported missing after boating accident

MARION COUNTY, Iowa — Authorities have found the body of a man reported missing along the Des Moines River last weekend.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they found a body in the river early Saturday morning and identified it as 34-year-old Dustin Dittmer of Colfax. They found Dittmer’s body upstream from the Bennington Boat Ramp, where he was last seen.

Authorities say Dittmer and two others were on an airboat last Saturday when they tried to assist another boat that had run out of gas. The airboat capsized; the other two passengers made it to shore, but Dittmer did not.