Man drowns after going for swim while fishing in eastern Iowa

Iowa News

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man drowned after going for a swim while fishing at a Linn County quarry.

Linn County sheriff’s deputies were called about 9:30 a.m. Sunday to the Martin Marietta quarry, southeast of Cedar Rapids.

Friends and relatives of a man told deputies he was fishing but opted to swim a short distance. He went under the water and didn’t surface.

Teams from Cedar Rapids and Mount Vernon used boats to search and found the man’s body shortly after 11 a.m.

The sheriff’s office identified him on Monday as Jake Beirnes, 19, of Cedar Rapids.

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