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Girl Drowns in Cedar River at Palisades State Park

Authorities say a girl drowned in the Cedar River at Palisades State Park on Wednesday.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says dispatch received an emergent call around 3:30 pm for a person who went into the water and began to struggle.

The victim has been identified as 11-year old Zyah Thomas of Cedar Rapids. 

Numerous agencies responded, including Linn County Rescue and Lifeguard Air Ambulance.

Emergency responders remain on scene searching the river for the victim.

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