Authorities Identify Linn County Drowning Victim

Authorities have identified the man who drowned in Linn County on Friday.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says several law enforcement and rescue departments were called to the Cedar River near Mount Vernon on Friday afternoon for a report of a man falling into the river.

First responders found 68-year-old Jeffery Fordyce, of Dike, unresponsive, and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. Fordyce was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate what led to the drowning.


(story courtesy of AP)