Kayakers capsize at Red Rock Dam, one dead

Photo Barb Ashton

MARION COUNTY, Iowa - Two kayakers capsized Saturday morning near Red Rock Dam, and were rescued by local fishermen and emergency responders. 

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was called just after 11 a.m. Saturday to the south Tailwater area of the Des Moines River, near the dam.  

WHO-TV 13 reports the kayakers were take to a hospital in Pella where one was pronounced dead.

The condition of the other is not being reported.  


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