Iowa men survive trip over dam in Charles City


Two men survived when their pontoon boat went over the dam on the Cedar River at Charles City, Iowa.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports a pontoon boat operated by 25-year-old Ryan Fisher, of Charles City, lost power and floated over the dam at about 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013.

Rescuers found Fisher, and another Charles City man who was his passenger, on a bridge pillar downstream.

Neither man was wearing a life jacket.  Both were rescued by the Charles City Fire Department.  No injuries were reported.

The boat had not yet been recovered.

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