Upper Iowa River Drowning Victim Identified
Authorities have released the name of a woman who drowned on the Upper Iowa River in Winneshiek County, Sunday afternoon.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says that 65-year-old Susan Fechhelm of St. Petersburg, Florida, was kayaking down the river near Decorah, when she appeared to have gotten distressed, and fell in the water.
Fechhelm was wearing a life jacket, but the jacket partially came off sometime during the trip.
Fechhelm was found dead just before 3pm Sunday by other kayakers. The incident is under investigation by the Iowa DNR and Winneshiek County Sheriff.