Upper Iowa River rescue
Wed, 05/04/2022 - 5:50pm admin
KENDALLVILLE - On Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 11:50 a.m. a call was received by The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office about three individuals stranded on the Upper Iowa River near 345th Street, in Freemont Township, north of Kendallville, Iowa.
At 11:59 a.m., the Cresco Fire Department was called out as the incident was in its fire district. Fire Chief Neal Stapelkamp said, “The Cresco Fire Department’s drone was utilized and successful with locating the victims, thus allowing for a successful rescue.” No injuries were reported.
These individuals were kayaking and had left from Lime Springs with the end destination of Lansing, Iowa.
Decorah Fire Department was a supporting mutual agency, along with Howard and Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office; Regional Health Services of Howard County, Harmony and Winneshiek County Ambulance services; Howard and Winneshiek County Dispatchers; Iowa DNR.
All three individuals were from Illinois — Male (34), Female (44) and Female (57).